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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...

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: 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...

27 Years of Extension Urban Forestry Outreach: A Pennsylvania Success Story

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

Since 1991, the Penn State Extension Urban Forestry Program has delivered a variety of programs from land use workshops and arborist short courses to Tree Tender trainings and municipal stormwater workshops. Multi-county, regional urban foresters were able to bring new...

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...

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) · ...

Urban Trees and Stormwater Management – Transitioning from Gray to Green

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

Trees offer a range of ecological benefits that include, but are not limited to, the reduction of stormwater runoff. As cities grow or redevelop, there are opportunities to reduce reliance on traditional gray infrastructure elements (e.g., drains and pipes) through the use...

Planting Healthy Air: How Trees Can Make Cities More Livable

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT

Rob McDonald, Lead Scientist for Global Cities Program, The Nature ConservancyIn this talk Rob will review the results of a global study that reviews the literature on vegetation and human health, and maps the potential for trees to help more than 200 major cities globally....