Understanding Urban and Community Forests Webinar Series

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Understanding Urban and Community Forests: An Extension Webinar Series from SREF graphicJoin Cooperative Extension personnel, educators and a large cadre of expert speakers for an exciting and knowledge-filled urban and community forestry webinar series. Topics covered include the effects of urban forests on our health, creating storm-resilient forests, pollinator habitats, common insect pests, and more. This free series was developed by Southern Regional Extension Forestry with input from southeastern Extension and Outreach urban forestry experts.

The 12 webinars aim to increase knowledge and provide resources to support educational programming across the southeast. Planning partners for this webinar series include: Southern Regional Extension Forestry, University of Georgia Outreach & Extension, Virginia Tech Extension, Clemson University Extension, University of Florida Extension IFAS, Mississippi State University Extension, University of Arkansas Extension, University of Washington, Penn State University Extension, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Trees Virginia. Please contact Holly Campbell, Extension Associate with Southern Regional Extension Forestry, for more information or any questions.

Webinar Details

NATURE & HEALTH IN COMMUNITIES: A REVIEW OF BEST AVAILABLE SCIENCE

Time: March 14, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Wolf – Research Social Scientist, University of Washington

FROM SCIENCE TO ACTION: EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS FOR NATURE & HEALTH COMMUNITIES

Time: March 28, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Wolf – Research Social Scientist, University of Washington

STORM-RESILIENT URBAN FORESTS: THE ROLE OF SPECIES SELECTION & MAINTENANCE PRUNING

Time: April 24, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Eric Wiseman – Associate Professor and Extension Specialist of Urban Forestry, Virginia Tech

27 YEARS OF EXTENSION URBAN FORESTRY OUTREACH: A PENNSYLVANIA SUCCESS STORY

Time: May 9, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Vincent Cotrone – Regional Extension Urban Forester, Penn State University

STORM-RESILIENT URBAN FORESTS: RESPONSE RESILIENCE, ARE YOU PREPARED TO RESPOND?

Time: May 23, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Richard Hauer – Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

PROMOTING URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY THROUGH STAFFING, VOLUNTEER GROUPS, TREE BOARDS & ORDINANCES

Time: June 12, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Brian Wolyniak – Urban and Community Forestry Educator, Penn State University Extension

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR TREES LATELY? A ROUTINE CHECK-UP OF TREES SAVES LIVES & PROPERTY

Time: June 26, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Bob Polomski – Extension Specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clemson University

TREES FOR BEES: POLLINATOR HABITATS IN URBAN FORESTS

Time: July 10, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Benton, Forest Health Outreach Specialist, University of Georgia

TRANSITIONING FROM GRAY TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE USING URBAN FORESTRY

Time: July 24, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Robert Northrup – Extension Forester, University of Florida IFAS Extension

TREE STEWARDS: CASE STUDY OF TWO VIRGINIA URBAN TREE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Time: August 16, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speakers: John Freeborn – Assistant Extension Master Gardener Coordinator, Virginia Tech, and Nora Palmatier – Trees Virginia Tree Steward Board Member

WHAT’S BUGGING YOUR TREES? INSECT & FUNGAL PESTS IN SOUTHEASTERN LANDSCAPES

Time: September 26, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. David Coyle – Extension Associate in Forest Health, Southern Regional Extension Forestry

LEAF SPOTS, SCORCHES, & WILTS AFFECTING SOUTHEASTERN US DECIDUOUS TREES

Time: October 25, 2018, 1pm Eastern
Speaker: Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward – Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Georgia

 

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