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Convention Schedule

Join us in Pittsburgh, PA from July 17-19!


The Westin Conference Center

Relax at the Westin Conference Center in the heart of Pittsburgh. 

Immerse yourself in the heart of Pittsburgh at the Westin Conference Center hotel. Stroll Pittsburgh's historical Cultural District, find a great meal in Pittsburgh's market neighborhood known as the "Strip District" or take the short walk over the Roberto Clemente bridge to PNC Park and see the Pirates play!  The Westin is located in the heart of it all.

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The Burnhams

Experience a fun filled Field Day at the Burnham Family Farm with

John and Maureen Burnham welcome you to their home the Burnham Woodlot.  Nestled among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southwest Pennsylvania, the Burnham Woodlot features 550 acres of woodlands and meadows laced with five miles of hiking trails and roadways which provide access to many areas of the farm for visitors to explore.

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Enjoy your favorite Convention events, like celebrating the extraordinary achievements of several of our Tree Farmers.

It's been called The Oscars of the Tree Farming World! We will recognize the Regional and National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. Generously sponsored by STIHL, Inc.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Field


Boat Cruises, Garden Tours and Delicious food! Enjoy all that Pittsburgh has to offer.

The Pennsylvania Tree Farm Committee has put together a great line-up of optional tours. Sign up before they fill up!

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Meeting times subject to change. Check our website for the most current information.

Wednesday July 16, 2014

12:30 4:00 p.m.Optional Tour: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
12:30 4:00 p.m.Optional Tour: Woodlands Tour at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
5:30 9:30 p.m.SOLD OUT! Optional Event: Lock and Dam Dinner Boat Cruise

Thursday July 17, 2014

10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.Optional Tour: Historical & Architectural Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.Optional Tour: Bits and Bites Walking Tour
3:00 5:00 p.m.

Opening General Session and Presentation of the 2014 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year,Sponsored by STIHL, Inc.

5:00 6:30 p.m.Opening Reception
8:00 10:00 p.m.Hospitality Suite Open, Sponsored by Outdoor Underwriters

Friday July 18, 2014

7:45 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:10 10:00 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
10:10 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
11:00 11:20 p.m.Coffee Break
11:20 a.m. 12:10 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
12:15 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:40 2:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
5:00 6:30 p.m.Reception
6:30 8:00 p.m.Banquet and Presentation of the 2014 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year,Sponsored by STIHL, Inc.
8:00 10:00 p.m.Hospitality Suite Open, Sponsored by Outdoor Underwriters

Saturday July 19, 2014

6:30 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.Field Day at Burnham Woodlot. Lunch will be provided.
7:00 p.m.Optional Event: Take me out to the ballgame! Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies with Zambelli Fireworks