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Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Hazard Trees

A special extended length webinar with interactive question and answer session will be offered by the US Forest Service and Utah State University Forestry Extension.

10 - 11:00 Hazard tree recognition
11 - 12:00 Hazard tree survey methods
12 - 1:00 Interactive question and answer session

The goal of hazard tree management is to minimize, to the extent practical and consistent with overall management objectives and constraints, the potential that trees at public sites will cause injury, death, or property damage. Thorough, systematic surveys of trees that could harm the public or damage property at developed recreation sites, conducted by effective evaluators, are an important part of meeting management requirements. Types of tree defects can vary widely by location and species, so familiarity with locally important tree defects may be needed for hazard tree evaluators to be effective. This webinar discusses means to identify tree defects and failure potential.

John Guyon is a forest pathologist with the US Forest Service, Forest Health Protection office located in Ogden, UT. His interests include plant/stress relationships, dwarf mistletoes, and the pathology and ecology of aspen.

This webinar is offered through a collaboration between Utah State University and the US Forest Service

Created by Megan Dettenmaier

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Primary Audience: Other Professionals