Fall Webinar Series: Urban Forestry Today and EAB University

Check out these two fall webinar series. Attend live to earn free CEUs!

Urban Forestry Today

Thursday noon hour (11 am Central Time) October 15, November 5, December 3, January 14

Click here to register.

Visit www.urbanforestrytoday.org for more details and to view archived webcasts.

Title: Social Media & Urban Forestry: Getting the Word Out

Date: Thursday October 15, 2020

Description: Join Jennifer Byerly, Project Learning Tree, as she discusses how social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn &Facebook offer arborists the opportunity to foster an interest in urban trees. 

Learning Objective: Attendees will gain a deeper understanding about specific social media platforms and the tools to best promote awareness and understanding about the science & practice of urban forestry.


Title: Tree Biomechanics: Responses to Wind and Gravity

Date: Thursday November 05, 2020

Description: Join Dr. Karl Niklas, Cornell University, as he discusses the science of tree biomechanics and details how plants respond to everyday forces like gravity and wind.

Learning Objective: This presentation will discuss the science related to tree movement, including the definition of key terms like “load”, “force” and “moment”. 


Title: An Introduction to Mapping & Spatial Data Applications for Arborists

Date: Thursday December 03, 2020

Description: Join Dr. Forrest Bowlick, Univ. of Massachusetts, as he outlines the science and practice of digital map-making and spatial techniques for arborists and urban foresters.

Learning Objective: Attendees will receive an introduction to the science and practice of spatial methodologies and digital map-making techniques relative to trees in the urban environment.


Title: Community Tree Plans: A Map for the Future

Date: Thursday January 14, 2021

Description: Does your community have a coordinated plan regarding the installation & maintenance of its municipal trees? Is there a tree ordinance? Join William Elmendorf, Ph.D., Penn State University, as he outlines the steps associated with the development & implementation of a community tree plan.

Learning Objective: Attendees will learn about the political, theoretical and practical steps of developing a community tree plan.


EAB University

Worried about Invasive Species? Learn to manage them in this free EABU webinar series.

Thursdays at 10 am Central Time: October 15th and 29th; November 5th, 12th, and 19th; December 3rd

Register at http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php

Contact barne175@purdue.edu for information about continuing education credits.


Title: Tick Tock – A Timely Update on Ticks, Diseases and Prevention  

Speaker: Timothy McDermott, Extension Educator, Franklin County, OH 

Date: Oct 15th 11:00 AM ET 

Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_60OjQpENQnyw5sj0pkBvsg 

Description: This presentation will include a general background with a particular focus on the exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick.  Tim McDermott, with Ohio State University, will cover where it is known to be in the US, what favorable conditions it prefers, and what you can do to protect yourself. First detected in 2017 in New Jersey, this summer, the tick was found in Ohio and Kentucky. 


Title: What we know so far about how feeding and mating are related to spotted lanternfly flight dispersal behavior 

Speaker: Tom Baker, Department of Entomology, Center for Chemical Ecology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA 

Date: Oct. 29th 11:00 AM ET 

Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aguLmFSASge46ja7WzbGZQ 

Description: This presentation involves the study of flight dispersal of Lycorma delicatula in Pennsylvania — are there predictable directional and distance components that could help predict new locations to which the infestations may spread? In 2017 and 2018, adults were observed launching themselves into the wind from all types of host and non-host trees, or from porches, posts and other human-made structures.


Title: Lessons Learned from a Test of an Emerald Ash Borer Urban SLAM Program 

Speaker: Clifford Sadof, Department of Entomology, Purdue University 

Date: Nov. 5th 11:00 AM ET 

Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X0i9aeOuQcWevtQLMKYVRA 

Description: Urban SLAM, or Slowed Ash Mortality, is an approach to managing emerald ash borer with fewer pesticides. Although this approach has been tested rigorously in the rural forests, operational tests of this approach are lacking in urban forests. In this webinar I will review the result of a six-year study that shows how the starting condition of the forest, ash species composition, density of trees, and choice of pesticide can influence the outcome of this approach.   


Title: Dicamba/2,4-D & Trees: Old Herbicides Causing New Problems 

Speaker: Robbie Doerhoff, Forest Entomologist, Missouri Department of Conservation 

Date: Nov. 12th 11:00 AM ET 

Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bur56YPVQHqumRdxvKOMPA 

Description: Dicamba and 2,4-D have traditionally been used during the early part of the growing season, when trees and other sensitive plants are still dormant. With the release of soybean varieties tolerant of these herbicides, summer applications are resulting in tree and native plant injury on a landscape level. This webinar will discuss the history of this issue and illustrate herbicide injury on trees. 


Title: Invasive Jumping Worms: The Impact of a New Soil Invader 

Speaker: Brad Herrick, Ecologist/Research Program Manager, UW-Madison Arboretum 

Date: Nov. 19th 11:00 AM ET 

Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Il_EBoFaRB-oAo0NFkxUUg 

Description: Jumping worms are invading forests and horticultural landscapes throughout the United States. These Asian earthworms modify soil structure and chemistry, nutrient dynamics, soil food webs, litter depth, and plant health. This talk will share information on general earthworm biology and identification, impacts, control options, and the latest research findings. 


Title: Responses of non-native species to climatic change and their implications for management 

Speaker: Sam Ward, Mississippi State University 

Date: Dec. 3rd 11:00 AM ET 

Description: The establishment and subsequent abundance of non-native species, such as introduced pests and the natural enemies imported to combat them, is in part determined by the climatic suitability of the novel habitat. For non-native species that have been established for decades, shifting climatic regimes could cause deviations from historical patterns of abundance. I will discuss some potential mechanisms for how climate change might alter host-parasitoid dynamics, using the invasion of, and importation biological program against, larch casebearer in North America as a case study. 

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