The Missouri Community Forestry Council is hosting its 20th annual conference Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7. The theme of this year's educational event, to be held in Joplin, is Preparedness Diminishes Disaster. There are a plethora of interesting workshops from which to choose, including "Basic Disaster Preparedness and Response for Your Community Forest" and "Risky Business: How to Manage Tree Risk in Your Community". There will be sessions dealing specifically with the Greensburg and Joplin tornado events: "Greensburg, Kansas – Lessons Learned from Their Experience": and "Blown Away: Joplin’s Tornado Story – Timeline, Weather, Path, Impacts". Participants will also have the opportunity to plant trees in the Joplin tornado zone on Wednesday afternoon. Early bird registration is available until February 1.

The Missouri Community Forestry Council is hosting its 20th annual conference Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7. The theme of this year's educational event, to be held in Joplin, is Preparedness Diminishes Disaster. There are a plethora of interesting workshops from which to choose, including "Basic Disaster Preparedness and Response for Your Community Forest" and "Risky Business: How to Manage Tree Risk in Your Community". There will be sessions dealing specifically with the Greensburg and Joplin tornado events: "Greensburg, Kansas – Lessons Learned from Their Experience": and "Blown Away: Joplin’s Tornado Story – Timeline, Weather, Path, Impacts". Participants will also have the opportunity to plant trees in the Joplin tornado zone on Wednesday afternoon. Early bird registration is available until February 1.