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Webinar Archive

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2014 Winter Tree Steward Webinars

State of the Urban Forest
December 18, 2013 · 7-8 p.m. (ET) · View Recording

You've heard of the State of the State address- what about the state of our urban forests? Learn what contributes to urban forest health, how we monitor urban forest health and what we can do to improve the sustainability of the forest in which we live.

Presenter: Rick Harper, Associate Professor, UMASS Extension.

Fun with Wood Decay Fungi
January 15, 2014 · 7-8 p.m. (ET) · View Recording

Not all conks and mushrooms are created equal. Learn to identify a handful of the most common tree decay fungi, what they can indicate about what's happening under the bark, and how we can use this information in tree risk management. You'll never look at conks and mushrooms the same way again!

Presenter: Isabel Munck, Forest Pathologist, USDA Forest Service.

Planning for EAB: Stories from around the State
February 19, 2014 · 7-8 p.m. (ET) · View Recording

Communities around the state are preparing for the arrival of emerald ash borer. Learn what other towns are doing, what some of their challenges have been, and how they're overcoming them and steps you can take to help your community prepare.

Presenters: Caitlin Cusack, UCF Program and Nancy Patch, Franklin/Grand Isle County Forester, Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation with representatives from other communities.

Tree Ordinances and Policies
This webinar has been cancelled.

Looking for a tool to help your town attain and support a healthy, vigorous, and well managed urban & community forest? A municipal tree ordinance or policy may be right for you! Learn about the key components of a tree ordinance/policy and hear one community's story of taking a tree policy from idea to adoption.

Presenter: Danielle Fitzko, UCF Program and a community representative.

2013 Spring Tree Steward Webinars

Invasive Forest Pests on the Horizon
January 16, 2013 · 5-6pm (ET) · View Recording

By now you've heard about emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, and hemlock wooly adelgid, but what else might be lurking in the trees? Learn about other pests on the horizon that could have a serious impact on Vermont's trees and forests. Early detection is our best defense against new pests. Find out what other pests might be headed our way.

Presenter: Barbara Burns, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

Vermont Tree Laws: A Refresher
February 20, 2013 · 5-6pm (ET) · View Recording
Vermont Tree Warden Statutes (PDF) · The Law of Trees (PDF)

Vermont's Tree Warden Statues are over 100 years old! Paul Gillies, author of the Law of Trees and one of the state's leading experts on Vermont public tree laws, will review the laws regarding public trees. Learn how our state's statutes support community trees and gain a better understanding of how to comply and strengthen them locally.

Presenter: Paul Gillies, Vermont Institute for Government.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Tree Boards
March 20, 2013 · 5-6pm (ET) · View Recording

Working in partnership with other individuals and organizations is necessary for successful community forestry efforts, but it can often be challenging! Learn strategies on building strategic and effective partnerships, as well as overall strategies on developing and strengthening your tree board, advisory committee and urban forestry partnerships to become highly effective in your community.

Presenter: Paul Ries, Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Program.

Community Gravel Beds for Bare Root Planting
April 17, 2013 · 5-6pm (ET) · View Recording

The University of Minnesota has been researching and installing community gravel beds as an effective and efficient way to store bare root trees until they can be planted. This allows communities to purchase larger quantities of trees, and plant them throughout the season. Aside from the convenience, there are many other benefits, the first one being better root systems leading to a reduction in tree mortality. Learn about appropriate trees, sizes, timing, and best construction techniques from their years of experience with over 16 sites.

Presenters: Gary Johnson and Chad Giblin, University of Minnesota.

Destructive Invasive Tree Pest's Are Headed our Way: Is Your Community Ready?
May 15, 2013 · 5-6pm (ET) · View Recording

On it's spread east, the emerald ash borer is killing all species of ash. Dead trees create public safety hazards and the loss of ash trees decreases property values and negatively impacts the ash products industry, forest ecosystems and urban tree canopies. Mark Whitmore, an entomologist with Cornell Extension, will share how this tiny beetle is impacting different communities in New York, how those communities prepared, if at all, and how staff, volunteers and residents are responding. This is an opportunity to learn from their experiences and will help your community develop and implement a plan to help prepare for the arrival of invasive tree pests.

Presenter: Mark Whitmore, Cornell University.

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