Tree Steward Webinars
The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program offers monthly webinars to keep you updated on the latest research, opportunities and threats to the urban forest. Webinars will run the third Wednesday of each month and last an hour. You do not have to be a SOUL Tree Steward to participate; however, these webinars are designed to support the work of tree stewards in their community.
- »What is a Webinar?
- A webinar is a web-based seminar, or presentation that is transmitted over the internet so you can "attend" without physically leaving home. Just like face-to-face training, or a Vermont Interactive Television session, webinars offer opportunities for people to learn, ask questions of presenters and share experiences and ideas with others.
- »Is there a fee to participate?
- These webinars are free and open to anyone.
- »What do I need to participate?
- Participating in a webinar is easy! All you'll need is a computer you can hear sound through and an internet connection. The type of computer or operating system you use doesn't matter. A broadband connection to the Internet is helpful but not required. Just click on the webinar title to join to the session. It's a good idea to visit the webinar site a few days before the scheduled session to make sure you have the appropriate software and web connection. Then, just click the link to the webinar's virtual room about 15 minutes before the start time.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kate Forrer at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) at least seven days before the webinar you want to participate in so we may assist you.
- »Do I need to register?
- Yes! In order to participate in a live webinar, you need to sign up in advance. Once you have signed up we will send you a link to the join the webinar and session handouts. You will also receive instructions and technical support should you need it. To view an archived webinar, you do not need to sign up.
State of the Urban Forest
December 18, 2013 · 7-8 p.m. (ET)
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)
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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)
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.