Watch NOW! Cultivating Innovation – Documenting 15 years of TREE Fund Research Impact

Click here to watch our May 29, 2019 Webinar, “Cultivating Innovation – Documenting 15 years of TREE Fund Research Impact,” NOW! 

TREE Fund contracted Drs. Andrew Koeser and Richard Hauer to conduct a comprehensive, 15-year assessment of the discoveries, impacts, and returns on investment associated with its past research grant awards. Drs. Koeser and Hauer share some of the highlights of this work – from facts and figures to personal accounts by industry leaders on how TREE Fund has impacted their professional lives in their May webinar. You may be surprised at what commonly accepted practices trace their origins to TREE Fund research projects!

Andrew Koeser, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture & Landscape Management, University of Florida
Andrew is a professor in the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center where he conducts research on issues relating to urban landscape sustainability, tree risk assessment/storm failure prediction, and factors that influence urban tree growth and longevity. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, M.S. from University of Illinois and Ph.D. also from University of Illinois, and he is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. Andrew is a prolific researcher and writer, which has earned him the ISA’s 2017 R.W. Harris Author’s Citation Award and 2015 Early-Career Scientist Award.
Richard Hauer, PhD, Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources, Forestry
Richard Hauer teaches courses in urban forestry, nursery management, woody plants, dendrology, and introduction to forestry. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, M.S. from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Rich has conducted research in tree biology, urban forest management, emerald ash borer management, trees and construction, tree risk management, and ice storms. He recently was honored as the 2018 L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research. He has published over 130 publications and presented over 300 talks throughout the world.

We are grateful to Alabama Cooperative Extension System for hosting this program.