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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...

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...

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...

Storm-Resilient Urban Forests: Response Resilience, Are You Prepared to Respond?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Storms occur in both small communities and large metropolitan areas. Planning early and often is good advice to prepare for your initial storm response. A triage approach for debris management takes care of the worst first and productively leads to a timed and planned response...

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...

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...

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...