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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What's Bugging your Trees? Insect and Fungal Pests in Southeastern Landscapes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Urban landscape trees are under just as much a threat as trees in natural settings when it comes to insect and fungal pests. This webinar will cover the biology, identification, and management of several tree pests in the southeastern U.S. Native and invasive pests will be...

Leaf Spots, Scorches, and Wilts Affecting Southeastern US Deciduous Trees

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Leaf spot diseases can ruin the look of deciduous trees in urban landscapes; however, they rarely are life-threatening for deciduous trees. On the other hand, vascular wilts and leaf scorch diseases will kill trees over time. Their symptoms can be confusing, so proper...