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Tree Stewards: Case Study of Two Virginia Urban Tree Volunteer Programs

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Virginia has developed two, successful urban tree citizen volunteer programs, called Tree Stewards. The Virginia Extension Master Gardener (MG) Tree Steward program offers advanced training to MG volunteers, including education on health, assessment, selection and care of...

Transitioning from Gray to Green Infrastructure Using Urban Forestry

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Depleted and degraded water resources are driving communities to look for integrated natural-engineered systems for managing stormwater. Natural and built environments can be reconfigured to restore hydrological and ecological functions, better support the water needs of the...

Trees for Bees: Pollinator Habitats in Urban Forests

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Pollinator habitats are important to all landscapes, including urban and suburban forests. Pollinators need numerous resources in addition to nectar and pollen, such as nesting sites, water, and shelter. The webinar will cover pollinator habitat needs and ways to promote...

Have you Checked your Trees Lately? A Routine Check-up of Trees Saves Lives and Property

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

While trees provide significant benefits to our homes and communities, they may also become liabilities when they fall or break apart, causing property damage, personal injuries, and power outages. Although some tree failures are unpredictable and cannot be prevented, others...

Promoting Urban and Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards and Ordinances

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances. This presentation will explore the role of these components in promoting a healthy community forest. Discussion will include...

Storm-resilient Urban Forests: The Role of Species Selection and Maintenance Pruning

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Inclement weather, particularly severe thunderstorms and wintry precipitation, is a major cause of damage to urban forests. Broken stems and uprooted trees cause power outages, traffic disruptions, and property damage, often at considerable economic costs. The loss of tree...

From Science to Action: Evidence-based Programs for Nature & Health Communities

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

The science about nearby nature and human health response has been growing for decades. Local governments agencies, the private sector, and NGOs are acting on the evidence, creating programs for human health benefits. Extension Agents can help support program development and...

Nature & Health in Communities: A Review of Best Available Science

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

The research on nature experiences and public health outcomes is emerging as a major influence in community policy and planning. Acknowledging that nature is good for people is not new, but the science can help Extension Agents build a stronger and better case for integrating...

Drought Tolerance in Trees - Improving Tree Selection for Challenging Urban Sites

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

Utah State University Learn at Lunch Webinar:Looking for trees that can establish and survive in challenging urban environments? Of course you are! In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Hirons will explain how drought tolerance is one of the most important determinants of a tree's...

Fall cankerworm biology, ecology, and management in urban and rural landscapes

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar will discuss the biology, ecology, and management of the native fall cankerworm. Management strategies in the urban and rural environment will be covered. The fall cankerworm, Alsophila pometaria, is a moth native to North America whose caterpillars are commonly...

Municipal Forestry Baseline, Trends, and Dashboard

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

Free TREE Fund webinar with CEUs on September 7 “Municipal Forestry Baseline, Trends, and Dashboard” featuring Dr. Richard Hauer, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (WI) · September 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm CDT (translate to your time zone here) · ...

Tree Risk Assessment – Perceptions, Reality, and Reliability

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

How safe is this tree? It’s a critical question that demands an accurate answer, butassessment is not always straightforward. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of tree riskassessment as Dr. Koeser highlights sources of variation and potential bias when rating a tree’s likelihood of...

Restoring Fire's Role in Fire Adapted Communities

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST

If you find yourself working in or with a community at risk from wildfire, it’s because fire is a component of the local ecosystems. This means that your community will be confronted with fire at some time, with the main variables being when, and under what conditions. This...

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Bryant Scharenbroch

Compacted soil is one of the most common and serious problems urban trees face. Compaction quickly causes severe physical, chemical and biological alterations to soil conditions, and remediation is a difficult and lengthy process. What’s a tree care or landscape professional...

Landscaping to Reduce Insurance Claims

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Beau Brodbeck

Learn how to establish and maintain a landscape that is disaster resilient and that will help reduce your insurance claims when there is a disaster. Presenter Beau Brodbeck will talk about wind resilient trees and design considerations for wind resilience. He'll also help you...