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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...

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....

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...