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TREE Fund Webinars

TREE Fund webinars bring you the latest in tree research, directly from the scientists themselves. These one-hour programs are free and offer 1 CEU credit from ISA, SAF or NALP. Pre-registration is highly recommended; in doing so, you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program.

 

 

Many thanks to our webinar hosts Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Utah State University Forestry Extension.  

 

Upcoming Webinars

Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction

Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University

December 13 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain – translate to your time zone

Register HERE

As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and in particularly urban trees, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes. With careful early planning and an understanding of how tree damage occurs,  strategies for tree, and most importantly – soil preservation – can allow for trees to coexist within the built urban environment.

Nina Bassuk has been a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University for the past 38 years. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Urban Forestry Council and is co- author of ‘Trees in the Urban Landscape,” a text for landscape architects and horticultural practitioners on establishing trees in disturbed and urban landscapes. In addition, Dr. Bassuk has authored over 100 papers on the physiological problems of plants growing in urban environments, including improved plant selections for difficult sites, soil modification including the development of ‘CU-Structural Soil’ and improved transplanting technology. Nina co-teaches a course at Cornell University titled “Creating the Urban Eden,” which integrates the woody plant identification and use with landscape establishment techniques for difficult urban sites. She is a frequent invited speaker at national conferences and workshops and recently received the Alex Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education from the International Society of Arboriculture.

We are grateful to Utah State University Forestry Extension for hosting this program.



2019 Webinars

Registration will open approximately one month before the program date.

     The Salt Dilemma: Growing Better Urban Trees in Northern Climates

James Urban, FASLA (Urban Tree + Soil), Andrew Millward, PhD (Ryerson University), Adam Nicklin (PUBLIC WORK)

February 5 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain

Dr. Glynn Percival, Bartlett Tree Experts Research Laboratory, UK

Topic: Reducing disease severity and increasing disease resistance of trees 

Dr. Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington

Topic: Trees and human health

 



Watch Previous TREE Fund Webinars

Note: CEU credit is only available for live broadcast.

Emerald Ash Borer: Strategies for Conserving Ash in the Urban Forest

Dr. Dan Herms (The Davey Tree Expert Company) – November 2018

Supporting Material:

Webinar presentation slides

Arboricultural Biomechanics

Dr. Brian Kane (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) – August 2018

Supporting Material:

Dr. Kane’s answers to questions posed during webinar

  

Utility Arborist Research Fund: Work in Progress, Work to Come

J. Eric Smith, TREE Fund and Dr. Christopher Halle, Sonoma State University – May 2018

Supporting Materials:

Presentation was very large so has been uploaded in four parts:

Invasive Insects of Shade Trees: A 30 Year Perspective from Colorado

Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University – May 2018

 

Do Planting Stock Decisions Really Make Much Difference Down The Road?

Dr. Michael Arnold (Texas A&M University) – February 2018

Drought Tolerance in Trees – Improving Tree Selection for Challenging Urban Sites

Dr. Andrew Hirons (Myerscough College, U.K.) – November 2017

Tree Species Selection Guide (based on this research)

Municipal Forestry Baseline, Trends, and Dashboard

Dr. Richard Hauer (U. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) – September 2017

Soil Profile Rebuilding: Rehabilitating Compacted Soils

Dr. Susan Day (Virginia Tech) – June 2017

Supporting Materials:

 

Tree Risk Assessment – Perceptions, Reality, and Reliability

Dr. Andew Koeser (U. of Florida) – April 2017

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, University of Wisconsin

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch (U. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) – November 2016

Supporting Materials:

Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida

An Approach to Pruning You Won’t Forget

Dr. Ed Gilman (U. of Florida) – May 2016

Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University

Strategies for Successful Urban Tree Growth in Wet and Dry Sites

Dr. Nina Bassuk (Cornell University) – Sept 2015

Dr. Rich Hauer, Univerity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Emerald Cash Borer: It Will Cost You Money-Ways to Manage the Ash Cash Flow

Dr. Rich Hauer (U. of Wisconsin – Stevens Pt.) – April 2015

 

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