Webinar Archive

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Invasives Webinar

Whether you own a large woodlot or just a small yard, you have probably struggled with invasive exotic plants. Invasive exotic plants (not to mention animals, pests, and pathogens) are a major threat to global biodiversity. In Vermont, they are an existential threat to the health of our forests and other ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. They also diminish the capacity of forests to perform many other important functions, cleaning our air and our water, sequestering carbon and providing habitat for our pollinators, in addition to many more.  

If you have ever faced-off with invasive exotic plants, you know that they spread like wildlife and are extremely difficult to control. Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, Vermont Woodlands Association and Vermont Coverts for a virtual discussion of the threats posed by woody invasive plants, how to identify them, and options for treatment. The discussion will feature a short presentation and then move to questions from participants, so please bring your thoughts and questions about invasive exotic plants and how to deal with them. 

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Thank you to UVM for hosting our webinar on Zoom.


Apple Tree Pruning and Maintenance with Dave Wilcox, VT FPR

Please join Dave Wilcox, Tree Farmer and forester with VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for webinar on Apple Tree pruning and maintenance.  This webinar will cover how to properly prune all types of Apple Trees. Dave has been releasing and pruning Apple Trees on state land as well as his own property for many years.  Even though the apples provide an autumn benefit, the best time to prune the trees is in the early spring. The discussion will focus on identifying trees to save, and the steps to take to bring them back as healthy productive trees.  This webinar is FREE and sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association, the Vermont Tree Farm Committee, and VT FPR.  Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent upon registering.

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Thank you to UVM Extension for hosting our webinar on Zoom.

Webinar: A Call to Action for Ash Tree Conservation and Resistance Breeding

Kathleen Knight, USDA Forest Service
Jennifer Koch, USDA Forest Service
Jonathan Rosenthal, Ecological Research Institute

Ash tree species in North America are under mortal threat from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), now in 35 states and five Canadian provinces. There are ongoing efforts to conserve this native tree species by producing genetically diverse, resistant seedlings suitable for restoring ash on the landscape. Identifying “lingering ash” is a critical component of amplifying these efforts, and this presentation will explain the narrow window of time in which urgent actions are needed to discover and preserve these individuals. Once identified, these trees can be replicated through grafting for further testing. Trees that are shown to have some level of resistance can be used as parents in conservation breeding programs. Drs. Kathleen Knight and Jennifer Koch of the USDA Forest Service will review EAB and ash tree mortality from an ecological perspective and report on the breeding program and latest results.  Jonathan Rosenthal of the Ecological Research Institute will share a model training program, based on their results, to find and collect materials critical for breeding resistance into the ash tree population.

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Webinar: The Science of Sap Flow

Join Dr. Abby van den Berg, University of Vermont, for the Urban Forestry Today noonhour (Eastern) webcast, as she discusses the science & physiology of sap flow in trees.

Cost:  Free

CEUs: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture and 0.5 Massachusetts Certified Arborist CEUs.

Visit joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 858-679-363

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

The Urban Forestry Today 2020 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: Managing Forests with Birds in Mind

On-the-ground actions by landowners are key to the conservation of forest birds. Learn what you can do on your own property by registering today for the next Woods, Wildlife and Warblers webinar at 10 am on July 23!

Wildlife habitat remains one of the main reasons that many people own land. Questions about how to actually go about creating or maintaining great habitat for birds and other wildlife are often on landowner’s minds. What are birds looking for in my woods? Is wildlife habitat compatible with other things I want to do in the forest? What in the world is an expanding gap irregular shelterwood? The list goes on and on.

For over a decade Audubon Vermont has been assisting landowners in thinking about how to incorporate consideration of birds and their habitat needs into forest management. Steve Hagenbuch, Audubon Vermont’s Forest Bird Conservation Biologist, will guide us through the process of understanding the habitat needs of birds, management techniques that help provide those needs, and other forest health benefits to management with birds in mind.

This webinar is hosted by Woods, Wildlife and Warblers. This event is free but registration is required.

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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