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    Webinar: i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree for Street Tree Inventories, 12/14 1 PM EST

    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree for Street Tree Inventories
    Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for the December 2017 i-Tree Web Learning Session

    Thursday, December 14 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree for Street Tree Inventories

    This upcoming i-Tree Web Learning Session will demonstrate how i-Tree can help you get up to speed with the latest tools for looking at trees growing along your community’s roadways. i-Tree software includes analysis tools for urban forest managers that use tree inventory data to quantify the dollar value of annual environmental and aesthetic benefits: energy conservation, air quality improvement, CO2 reduction, stormwater control, and property value increase.

    i-Tree allows any community to conduct and analyze sample or compete street tree inventory data, and make estimates of the structure, function and value of these components of your urban forest. Baseline data can be used to effectively manage the resource, develop policy and set priorities. Looking at information collected on existing street trees, this software allows managers to evaluate current benefits, costs, and management needs.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience. Please visit https://goo.gl/1EjAgh to register.

    The Urban Natural Resources Institute is an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

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    Webcast: Performing an Urban Site Assessment of Street Tree Planting Sites, 11/09 12 PM EST

    Performing an Urban Site Assessment of Street Tree Planting Sites
    Join the Urban Forestry Today Webcast.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017
    12:00 PM (Eastern)
    Urban tree health related challenges often arise from underlying site related conditions that typically include soil related problems. Join Prof Bryant Scharenbroch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, as he discusses the critical attributes of street tree planting site assessment and how practitioners can implement the new ‘rapid urban site index’ to identify potential problems.

    To attend live, & receive Free CEU’s visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 311-319-675. This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.

    ​The Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Extension, and Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ & Foresters’ Association.

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    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database: Part 2

    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database: Part 2
    Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for the September  i-Tree Web Learning Session

    Thursday, November 2, 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database: Part 2

    This session will continue to introduce the latest i-Tree tool: Database.  Database provides a central submission site for new data that users develop while completing their own i-Tree studies. Submitted data is vetted and officially added to i-Tree Eco. i-Tree Database allows users to: View and comment on the tree species and location data in the databases; Add new species, location, precipitation, and pollution data to the databases.

    This is a continuation of last month’s session which introduced the software tool. If you were unable to attend Part 1, you are welcome to join this session, since it picks up on brand new topics related to i-Tree Database. This will be a very informative session, and take a look at this new i-Tree tool that has not yet be presented during the i-Tree Webcast Series.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session.
    Please visit https://goo.gl/QKzCBn to reserve your seat.

    The Urban Natural Resources Institute is an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

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    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database

    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database
    Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for the September  i-Tree Web Learning Session

    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database

    This session will introduce the latest i-Tree tool: Database.  Database provides a central submission site for new data that users develop while completing thier own i-Tree studies. Submitted data is vetted and officially added to i-Tree Eco. i-Tree Database allows users to: View and comment on the tree species and location data in the databases; Add new species, location, precipitation, and pollution data to the databases.

    This will be a very informative session, and take a look at this new i-Tree tool that has not yet be presented during the i-Tree Webcast Series.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session.
    Please visit https://goo.gl/PNhpUF to reserve your seat.

    The Urban Natural Resources Institute is an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

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    Mid Atlantic Urban Wood Forum: Applied Practices in Utilization, 08/15-08/16

    Mid Atlantic Urban Wood Forum: Applied Practices in Utilization

    Richmond, VA

    August 15 – 16, 2017, 8 AM – 3:30 PM

    This forum will feature a host of urban wood experts from across the United States. The target audience for this forum includes arborists, tree care companies, forestry professionals, wood crafters, municipality staff, academia and portable sawmill owners. 

     

    Sponsored by US Forest Service, Southern Region, Virginia Department of Forestry, Trees Virginia (Virginia Urban Forest Council), and the Virginia Urban Wood Group.

     

    Cost: $140.00 (includes breakfast and lunch both days, morning and afternoon refreshments, and the field trip)

    CEUs: This event has been approved for a total of 10.75 ISA CEUs (attendance for both days).  This event has also been approved for a total of 11 SHARP Logger Continuing Education Credits

    Register online at: http://www.treesvirginia.org/events/paid/74-mauwf

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    Webinar: The Sustainable Urban Forest: A Step-by-Step Approach, 8/15 12 PM EDT

    Webinar: The Sustainable Urban Forest: A Step-by-Step Approach

    Penn State Extension Community Forestry Management Monthly Webinar Series

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 12 PM – 1 PM (Eastern Time)

     

    Several years in the making, this comprehensive and widely anticipated guide was finally released at the Arbor Day Foundation Partners in Community Forestry Conference last fall. Developed as part of a collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service and the Davey Institute, the free handbook is designed to help urban forest managers assess the state of their urban forest, identify issues and opportunities, and chart a path toward long-term sustainability. It presents a scalable approach that can be adapted by any “community” that seeks to pursue a similar path in its realm of responsibility. This could include a county, city, park district, conservation district, university or corporate campus, homeowner association, or any other such entities. An updated self-assessment method, based on the pioneering “Model of Urban Forest Sustainability” first developed by Jim Clark and colleagues in 1997, forms a cornerstone of the guide. The assessment tool enables users to set goals and track progress on numerous targets within three broad categories: Trees and Forest, Community Framework, and Resource Management Approach.

     

    The Sustainable Urban Forest publication is available for download online and will also be accessible for download during the webinar.

     

    Presented by: Michael Leff, author of The Sustainable Urban Forest

    Where: Webinar at https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry  

    Use the link above to access the webinar room starting 15 minutes prior to the webinar start time. Enter the webinar as a guest by typing your name in the name box and click the “Enter Room” button.

    Cost:  Free

    Continuing Education Credits: One Continuing Education Credit for Landscape Architects; Society of American Foresters (CFEs); and PLNA Certified Horticulturalist (PCH) will be offered to attendees. One CEU for International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists will be awarded with 80% or higher score on webinar quiz. Certificates of attendance will be provided after the program.

    For more information, visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/community-forestry-management-webinars

    or contact Scott Sjolander at 814-350-7749 or sas305@psu.edu

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    TODAY- WEBINAR: Drought and Urban Forests, July 25, 2:00 PM EDT

    Webinar: Drought and Urban Forests
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
    Please join the USDA Office of Sustainability and Climate for a webinar about urban forest health in the face of a changing climate.

    Recent droughts have caused stress and mortality in urban forests, reducing the cooling, clean air, and carbon storage provided by trees. Because human populations are growing in most U.S. cities, it will become increasingly important to maintain healthy, productive urban forests. Scientists and urban foresters are working together to quantify recent drought-related stress and find management strategies for sustainable urban landscapes.

    Audio Conference Line: 1-877-369-5243; Access Code: 0288882#
    WO Meeting Room: Civilian Conservation Corps (PNW04)
    Questions? Contact Lois Ziemann, lziemann@fs.fed.us

     

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    Register Today for Trees for All: Chesapeake Regional Environmental Justice Workshop, 8/8-8/9

    Trees for All: Chesapeake Regional Environmental Justice Workshop
    When: Tuesday August 8, 2017: 12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Where: Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, Laurel MD
    Cost: $25.00
    Don’t miss your chance to attend Trees for All: Chesapeake Regional Environmental Justice Workshop! This two-day event hosted by Lillie Leaf Solutions will bring together diverse stakeholders working to retain and increase healthy tree canopy in their communities. Learn from exemplary regional and national initiatives, including TreeBaltimore, New Jersey Tree Foundation, Miami Parks and Recreation, and Urban ReLeaf in Oakland, California.

     

    Whether you work in government, a nonprofit, the private sector or contribute as a community volunteer, this workshop is designed to help you address environmental injustice as it relates to community trees.

     

    To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trees-for-all-chesapeake-regional-environmental-justice-workshop-tickets-34553549597

     

    This workshop is supported through a grant from the USDA Forest Service, in partnership with Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, DC Urban Forestry Administration, Prince George’s County, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

     

    Maryland Tree Expert and International Society of Arboriculture CEUs are pending.

    Travel scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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    Webinar: I-Tree Workshop: What’s New with Landscape, 6/26 1:00 PM EDT

    i-Tree Online Workshop: What’s New with Landscape
    Please join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for the June  i-Tree Web Learning Session

    Monday, June 26, 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: What’s New with Landscape

    Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for this session to outline the latest advances in i-Tree Landscape, the online tool that allows you to explore geospatial data for an area of interest. It makes use of datasets, such as land cover and U.S. Census data, to provide local information, tree benefits, and planting prioritization by designated management boundaries. i-Tree Landscape allows you to explore tree canopy, land cover, and basic demographic information in a location of your choosing. With the information provided by i-Tree Landscape, you will learn about the benefits of trees in your selected location, see how planting trees will increase the benefits provided, and map the areas where you decide to prioritize your tree planting efforts.

    This web seminar will provide attendees with valuable tips to maximize the value of the latest version of this advanced i-Tree tool. This should be a very informative session, and your attendance will help to make it a valuable resource opportunity for all attendees. Please plan to join us.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session.
    Please visit https://goo.gl/r7RYSA to reserve your seat.

    The Urban Natural Resources Institute is an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

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    Webinar: Making Trees Count, 6/21 1 – 2:30 PM EDT

    Making Urban Trees Count
    Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    This webcast will review the available stormwater crediting systems for urban tree planting and will present a new crediting system that includes a design specification for urban tree planting that can be integrated into state and local compliance systems for stormwater management, TMDLs and other water quality requirements. For more information and to register, see http://www.cwp.org/events/webcast-3-making-urban-trees-count/.

    This webinar is part of the Center for Watershed Protection webcast series.

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    Webinar: Diversify Now! Increasing Resilience of Urban Forests by Expanding Species Diversity 6/20, 12 PM EDT

    Diversify Now! Increasing Resilience of Urban Forests by Expanding Species Diversity (Webinar)
    Tuesday, June 20th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Presented by Andrew Hillman, Davey Resource Group
    A changing climate and mounting threats from pests and diseases pose challenges to ensuring the continued health of the urban forest. Subjects such as assisted migration, phenotypic plasticity, monotypic species, urban microclimates, and hardy cultivars will be discussed. One example will be southern magnolias thriving for many years as street trees in upstate New York.

    This webinar is part of the PennState Extension Community Management Webinar Series. For more information, visit: http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/community-forestry-management-webinars

    Use the link below to access the webinar room starting 15 minutes prior to the webinar start time.

    https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry

    Enter the webinar as a guest by typing your name in the name box and click the “Enter Room” button.

    Contact Scott Sjolander (sas305@psu.edu) for more information.

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    Webinar: Citizen Science and Open Data in Urban Forestry: Opportunities and Challenges, 6/14 1 pm EST

    June 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:15pm ET

    Citizen Science and Open Data in Urban Forestry: Opportunities and challenges
    Lara Roman, USDA Forest Service
    Deborah Boyer, Azavea

     

    As urban forest managers seek new ways to engage the public, many municipalities, non-profit groups, and tree advocates turn to citizen science and open data to connect with stakeholders and constituents. These projects can generate public interest, but there are concerns about the need for data coordination, quality control, open access, and long-term funding and resource commitment. The goal is to create a project where time spent on training and oversight yields great benefits in public awareness and support, as well as quality data that will drive good management and policy decisions. In this webinar, Lara Roman will present findings from a study of volunteer data quality in urban tree inventories and implications for the use of citizen science for various urban forest data collection needs. Deborah Boyer will share lessons learned from citizen science and open data projects across the United States and discuss various technical approaches. Together, these presentations will help you determine whether citizen science and open data projects are right for your program.

    This webinar is presented by the USDA Forest Service Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series. Click here to connect to the webinar.

     

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    i-Tree Online Workshop: State of the Science, 5/24 1 PM EST

    i-Tree Online Workshop: State of the Science
    This i-Tree Web Learning Session is offered by the Urban Natural Resources Institute, an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: State of the Science

    This month, please join Dr. David Nowak, US Forest Service, as he discusses the science that is powering i-Tree, and looks at the planned future features of scientific research that i-Tree will offer to users. Plan to join this one-hour, interactive session, and learn about the importance and value of science, as we move forward on bringing urban forest inventory and analysis tools to the marketplace.

    i-Tree 2017 is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide. For more information on i-Tree 2017, please visit http://www.itreetools.org/.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience. PLEASE VISIT https://goo.gl/WsyOj4 TO REGISTER.

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    Sign-Up Today for the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network Newsletter!

    Have you signed up yet for the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network newsletter?

    The Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network newsletter features the most current going-ons, resources, and best management practices related to tree canopy in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We promise not to clog your inbox- you’ll receive a new, specially curated newsletter from us every couple of months.

    The newsletter sign-up is separate from your membership to the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network group here on the Chesapeake Network. Please sign-up for the newsletter on the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network website: http://chesapeaketrees.net/. You will not receive the newsletter if you do not sign-up on the website. 

    If you’d like to receive our upcoming newsletter, sign-up before this Friday (4/28)!  

    How to sign-up

    Go to the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network: http://chesapeaketrees.net/
    Sign-up for the newsletter on the homepage or on the Sign-Up page.

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    Webinar: Selecting Tough Trees for Tough Urban Sites, 05/04 12 PM EST

    Urban Forestry Today Noon Hour Webcast

    “Selecting Tough Trees for Tough Urban Sites”

    Jeff Iles, PhD, Professor of Horticulture, University of Iowa

    05/04/17, 12 PM EST

    Dr. Iles will highlight proven performers and new tree selections worthy of consideration, as we plant the urban forest with diversity, resilience, and long-term success in mind.

    The Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Extension, and Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ & Foresters’ Association. 

    To attend live, & receive Free CEU’s visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 303-654-851

    To view archived webcasts ‘like’ the facebook page or visit ‘videos’ in the upper right portion of the screen.
    ​This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.

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    Webinar: i-Tree Online Workshop: Trees and Public Health, 4/24 1:00 PM EST

    Monday, April 24, 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: Public Health and Trees

    PRE-REGISTRATION for the webinar sessions is required in order to deliver the most streamlined attendee experience.

    Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for a comprehensive web-based session that will outline “Using i-Tree to Assess the Public Health Value of Trees .” The online presentation will examine how the ecosystem services of trees can make for a more healthy public. Using examples of i-Tree benefit analyses, this session will provide an insight into a rapidly emerging area of study and general interest.

    i-Tree 2017 is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide. For more information on i-Tree 2017, please visit http://www.itreetools.org/.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience. PLEASE VISIT https://goo.gl/QoZBDQ TO REGISTER.

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    Webinar: Designing Trees into the Urban Landscape and Integrating Stormwater Management 04/10, 12 PM EST

    Webinar: Designing Trees into the Urban Landscape and Integrating Stormwater Management

    Penn State Extension Community Forestry Management Monthly Webinar Series

    Monday, April 10, 2017, 12 PM – 1 PM (Eastern Time)

     This webinar will review the issues faced by urban design professionals seeking to make cities more sustainable and livable, and discuss solutions to these issues. Sustainability is about complete streets, where urban trees are planted in a way that allows them to reach maturity without damaging surrounding infrastructure, and where stormwater is managed in a way that reduces runoff to keep our waterways clean and minimize the risk of flooding. It will use regional and international case studies to illustrate the successful establishment of low impact development (LID) practices.

    Presenter:

    Jeremy Bailey, Senior Consultant with Green Blue Urban

    Where: Webinar at https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry  

    Use the link above to access the webinar room starting 15 minutes prior to the webinar start time. Enter the webinar as a guest by typing your name in the name box and click the “Enter Room” button.

    Cost:  Free

    Continuing Education Credits: One Continuing Education Credit for Landscape Architects; Society of American Foresters (CFEs); and PLNA Certified Horticulturalist (PCH) will be offered to attendees. International Society of Arboriculture (CEUs) will be awarded with 80% score of quiz return. Certificates of attendance will be provided after the program.

    For more information, visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/community-forestry-management-webinars

    or contact Scott Sjolander at 814-350-7749 or sas305@psu.edu

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    Webinar: i-Tree: The Value of Park Trees, 3/27 1 PM EST

    i-Tree: The Value of Park Trees Webinar
    Urban Natural Resources Institute

    An initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

    Plan to join us on Monday, March 27th at 1:00 PM (Eastern), for a comprehensive web-based session that will outline “Assessing and Communicating the Value of Park Trees.” The online presentation will explore options and ideas for applying i-Tree Tools to improve the understanding and communicate the value of park trees. A recap of a Casey Trees’ project to develop a dynamic mapping system to communicate i-Tree Eco values for park visitors in DC’s National Mall Parks will be presented, and options for using i-Tree tools in parks will be outline.

    i-Tree 2017 is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.
    For more information on i-Tree 2017, please visit http://www.itreetools.org/.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for the Roundtable Session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  VISIT https://goo.gl/5mhjae TO REGISTER.

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    Webinar: Citizen Monitoring Training Toolkit, 3/21 12 PM EST

    Webinar: Citizen Tree Monitoring Training Toolkit

    Penn State Extension Community Forestry Management Monthly Webinar Series

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12 PM – 1 PM (Eastern Time)

     Monitoring the survival and growth of tree planting projects is critical to evaluate their performance. In this webinar, Mark Hockley with DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Dr. Lara Roman with US Forest Service Northern Research Station present a street tree monitoring pilot program prepared in Harrisburg, PA, during summer 2016. The program used citizen scientists and the new PATreeMap data collection tool to engage the public in tracking trees. Mark and Lara will present project background and discuss tools for more cities to engage citizen scientists with tree monitoring – including training slides, field guides, and tips for running a successful monitoring effort.

    Where: Webinar at https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry  

    Use the link above to access the webinar room starting 15 minutes prior to the webinar start time. Enter the webinar as a guest by typing your name in the name box and click the “Enter Room” button.

    Cost:  Free

    Continuing Education Credits: One Continuing Education Credit for Landscape Architects; Society of American Foresters (CFEs); and PLNA Certified Horticulturalist (PCH) will be offered to attendees. International Society of Arboriculture (CEUs) will be awarded with 80% score of quiz return. Certificates of attendance will be provided after the program.

    For more information, visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/courses/community-forestry-management-webinars

    or contact Scott Sjolander at 814-350-7749 or sas305@psu.edu

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    Urban Tree Canopy Expansion Fact Sheet

    Urban Tree Canopy Expansion

    The DoD CBP has developed a fact sheet to help Bay jurisdictions understand recommended BMPs for urban tree canopy expansion. The fact sheet is based on the Chesapeake Bay Program Expert Panel report, “Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define BMP Effectiveness for Urban Tree Canopy Expansion.”

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