Webinar Archive

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Webinar: Attracting Wildlife & Obtaining Benefits from Urban Trees

Join Tierney Bocsi, University of Massachusetts, for the 6/13/19 'Urban Forestry Today' noonhour (Eastern) webcast as she discusses strategies & research findings regarding attracting wildlife & maximizing benefits from urban trees.

Attend live & receive Free ISA/MCA CEU's by visiting joinwebinar.com & entering: 623-824-819.

To view archived webcasts visit urbanforestrytoday.org.

This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.

For more information, contact: Rick Harper, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst at rharper@eco.umass.edu

The Urban Forestry Today 2018 Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Extension, and the Massachusetts Tree Wardens' & Foresters' Association.

Webinar: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Community Trees

Trees provide many benefits - they reduce greenhouse gases, act as natural air conditioners, and serve as homes for wildlife. Keeping trees healthy and free from pests using integrated pest management (IPM) is a delicate science of both understanding tree species and the pests that are harming them.

Join EPA on May 14, 2019, for a webinar that will provide information on common symptoms of unhealthy trees and IPM-based options for treating the issues and managing the various pests.

Pamela Zipse of Rutgers University and Dr. Marcia Anderson of EPA’s Center for IPM will discuss strategies specifically geared to protecting trees against pests including gypsy moth, codling moth, eastern tent caterpillar, and spruce spider mites. E

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Webinar: Forest Management 101: An Introductory Guide to Completing a Successful Timber Harvest on Your Land.

Are you a woodland owner? If you would like to learn more about timber harvests, this webinar is for you!

Presented by Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester, this webinar will provide an overview of considerations related to active forest management, from planning to implementation and follow-up. The goal for this presentation is to give landowners and laypeople an introductory understanding of the factors involved in planning and implementing a successful timber harvest. Topics will include: planning and preparing for the harvest, understanding timber sale contracts and laying out and closing out the harvest. 

The webinar is hosted by Woods, Wildlife and Warblers. It is free to attend, but registration is required.

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Webinar: The Salt Dilemma: Growing Better Urban Trees in Northern Climates

TreeFund Webinar Series

Can urban trees and city winter weather protocols peacefully co-exist? Join us for a discussion of the latest research findings related to successfully growing trees under these conditions. Dr. Andrew Millward will walk us through his investigation of the surprising decline and mortality of trees planted using soil cells in a recent urban revitalization project in Toronto. While the research findings pointed to salt, there were a number of other factors. The project opened a discussion about changes to the way we design and manage urban trees. Adam Nicklin will offer options to reduce salt damage to trees, and talk about the role landscape architects can play in helping the urban canopy thrive.

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Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness & Management for VT Communities

Emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in northern Orange Country in February 2018. This webinar will focus on the resources available and steps your town can take to reduce the impact of EAB when it reaches your community. Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program staff will provide an EAB update and Geoff Beyer, tree warden and Parks & Trees Director for the City of Montpelier, will discuss their planning process and strategies for EAB management.  We will also be joined by Andy Hillman from the Davey Resource Group, who has worked with a number of New York communities of various sizes to manage for EAB and will share his experiences and lessons learned. This webinar is intended for municipal staff, Selectboard members, Conservation Commission and Tree Committee members, and anyone else engaged in planning for EAB at the local level.

Questions, contact Elise Schadler.

Webinar: Urban Wood Utilization: Options and Alternatives

With the presence of invasive insects and urban tree decline and mortality, there is much concern related to the large volume of wood that may be generated as a result of tree removals.

Join Sean Mahoney, Wood Utilization Forester, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in the second of this two-part series, as he outlines the options and practices communities and professionals may consider when it comes to capitalizing on their urban wood resources.  

To attend Part 2, visit  www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 167-428-923.

These broadcasts are free and will each offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit. For those who are unavailable to attend the live broadcasts, sessions will be archived in the "videos" section at www.urbanforestrytoday.org

Webinar: How Tree Choice Can Cause the Next Invasive Species Disaster

Join EAB University for their Fall 2016 webinar series.

John Ball from South Dakota State University will be discussing "How Tree Choice Can Cause the Next Invasive Species Disaster".

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Webinar: Characteristics of Trees Used to Replacement Ash

Join EAB University for their Fall 2016 Webinar Series.

Bob Schutzki from Michigan State University will kick off the series with "Characteristics of Trees Used to Replacement Ash"

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