Oct Chapter Meeting – Lifting the Myth of the Red Tape Covering Dallas’ Urban Forest with Philip Erwin

October 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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October Chapter Meeting – Online or In Person!

Join us via Zoom or at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125, on Wednesday, October 6th! Gather at 6:30 pm, Meeting at 7:00 pm. Please participate at the level you’re comfortable. We’re excited to meet in person, but we don’t take this decision lightly. We expect all attendees to consider the health and well-being of their fellow attendees and comply with all policies.

  • MASKS are required at Dallas College in accordance with the Dallas County Risk Level Red.
  • The room will be set to allow for SOCIAL DISTANCING (4 people per table for maximum capacity of 100).
  • HAND SANITIZER will be available.
  • Food and drinks will not be provided, but you may bring your own.

Or continue to participate from home! The user experience will remain the same on Zoom. Register for the Zoom meeting here. You do not need to register for Zoom if you are attending in person. You will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 Screening Form if you choose to attend in person. If you would like to review in advance, it can be found here. Texas Master Naturalist COVID-19 Response.

Lifting the Myth of the Red Tape Covering Dallas’ Urban Forest Philip Erwin, Chief Arborist, City of Dallas

In our session, we will explore the history, the current status, and the future of our current regulations, the Urban Forest Master Plan, and explore how the real power lies in communicating about the public’s decisions regarding the survival of Dallas’ trees and natural resources.


About Phil

Phil Erwin has been the chief arborist in the City of Dallas since 2007.  Prior to this, he had been a district arborist with the city from October 1998.  He is a 1995 BSF graduate of Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and a ISA certified arborist (TX-1284-A).  He has advised citizens, city staff, and developers regarding city regulations and was the steering manager of the 2018 Article X landscape and tree conservation ordinance amendments and the Neighborhood Forest Overlay ordinance.  Current responsibilities include the escarpment area review committee (EARC), and the forestry technical team (forestry managers from several city departments).

The October 2021 Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Schedule: 6:30 Camera Roll
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

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