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Jax Tree Symposium

Please join us as we learn and network for the trees.

Symposium Schedule 

Professional/Industry CEU Session   

    • 3:00-3:30- Networking & Introductions
    • 3:30-3:45- Agenda & Introduction on Jax Canopy Study, Tool, and JaxDigsTrees (John November)
    • 3:45-3:55- Overview of Jax Canopy Study (Ian Hanou)
    • 3:55-4:20- COJ Urban Forestry Overview (Ricky Leon)
    • 4:20- 4:35 - Logistics & Break
    • 4:35- 4:55- Outdoor Hands-On Training (Ian Hanou)
    • 4:55-5:35- Back Indoors: Highlighting Applications of Additional Inventory, Mapping and Data Management Tool (Ian Hanou)
    • 5:35-5:55- General Questions, Discussion, & Closing Remarks

    Session For General Public   

    • 6:00-6:30- Meet and Greet w/Food & Drinks From Intuition
    • 6:30-7:15- Community Presentations (Videos and Shorter Presentations From Ian Hanou (Plan-It Geo), John November (JaxDigsTrees), Ricky Leon (COJ Urban Forestry Program), and Anna Dooley (Greenscape).
    • 7:15-7:45- Panel Discussion & Questions
    • 7:45- 8:00 Meet and Greet w/Food & Drinks From Intuition

Ian Hanou
Ian Hanou
Plan-It Geo, LLC
Founder, Director of Business Development

Ian started Plan-It Geo in 2012 after 11 years of private industry consulting in Colorado. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management with a minor in GIS/Remote Sensing from Colorado State University. Ian has managed or contributed to complex geospatial projects involving urban forestry, green infrastructure planning, water supply & water conservation analysis, energy assurance planning, wildfire risk assessment, forest health monitoring, and stormwater financing/utility planning. In 2011, the Society of Municipal Arborists presented Ian with an Award of Achievement.

Ian Hanou
Richard Leon
City of Jacksonville
Urban Forestry Manager

Richard graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 with a BS in Forest Resources and a specialization in Urban Forestry. He also has certifications from the ISA as a certified arborist and certified tree risk assessor TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification). He is also a graduate of MFI (Municipal Forestry Institute 2015) and has completed Urban Forest Strike Team training (training by the US Forest Service for post-natural disaster urban forest assessments). Since graduating he’s worked as a forester in Hannover Germany and as a utility forester for both Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy. His latest job was with the Texas Forest Service serving as the Regional Urban Forester out of Dallas. He’s currently been in Jacksonville for the last 2.5 years acting as the Urban Forest Manager for the City. He strives to use proper urban forestry and arboricultural practices to incorporate the natural world into the man-built world.

Ian Hanou
John November
Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida, Inc.
Executive Director & General Counsel

John was born and raised in Atlantic Beach and graduated from the University of Florida Magna Cum Laude and then received his JD from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. John will discuss how professionals and the community may be able to utilize a recently completed satellite survey of Duval County’s tree canopy. This recently completed survey delivers an easy-to-use interactive online visualization and prioritization tool that will allow planning professionals to view, plan, and grow our City’s tree canopy. The survey’s visualization tools will help planning professionals to assist in the identification of “hot spots” where tree plantings can be focused based on environmental, health, and socio-economic priorities. Together, using these emerging technologies, our community can effectively plant at least $20 million worth of trees from the City’s Tree Mitigation Trust Funds throughout Jacksonville in upcoming years.


Jacksonville Tree Symposium

Tuesday | March 20th


Everyone is invited to one or both of the sessions.

3 PM- 6 PM | Professional Session W/ AICP & ISA CEU Credits

6PM - 8PM | General Public Session (Everyone is invited)


Intuition Ale Works 929 E Bay St. Jacksonville Fl 32202

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