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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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    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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    Designing Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Professional Development Training, May 22-23

    What makes multifunctional riparian forest buffers different from other riparian forest buffers? How can a riparian forest buffer help meet the production goals of the farm? How do you ensure riparian forest buffers are retained after CREP contracts are up? What can you harvest from a buffer system? How do you design productive riparian forest buffers that also achieve conservation functions? How do you get new and different landowners interested in riparian forest buffers?

    This workshop will introduce technical service providers to novel approaches in managed riparian forest buffer systems. The two-day workshop will provide perspective on how to plan for economically and agriculturally viable riparian buffer systems that meet landowners’ conservation and production goals. The training will dive into key topics like site considerations, management, plant functions, and multifunctional systems to discover suites of management practices and tree and plant designs that achieve new conservation and production goals.

    Audience: Technical service providers, including staff from NRCS, FSA, SWCDs and other federal agencies; state forestry and agriculture agencies; extension; and non-profits.

    Registration visit: EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SITE

    Registration for this two-day training is only $50

    For more information, agenda, accommodations and registration visit: http://www.nemaagroforestry.org/designing-multifunctional-riparian-buffers-professional-development-training/

     

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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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    $1M in New Conservation Incentives Available for Virginia Counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    Announcement from the Farm Service Agency regarding a new conservation incentive, the Chesapeake Bay Incentive Payment (CBIP), available for Virginia Counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. New and re-enrolling riparian forest buffer contracts under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program are eligible for a one time CBIP of $100 to $300 per acre to eligible producers. Read the announcement from FSA to learn more: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFSA/bulletins/1849f91.

     

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    2017 Roanoke Tree Health Care Workshop: Wednesday, 3/8

    2017 Roanoke Tree Health Care Workshop

    Canopy Counts: Planning for and Protecting Our Urban Forests

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

    Workshop hosted by Trees Virginia.

    Topics include: Growing Healthy Fruit Trees, Planning Tools for Growing the Urban Forest, Using i-Tree in your Community and Understanding Insect Feeding Groups

    Visit the event website for the agenda and registration details.

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    Webinar: i-Tree Workshop: What’s New for 2017, 1/19 1 PM EST

    Plan to join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for a comprehensive web-based session that will introduce the latest tools in the i-Tree 2017 software suite, as well as bring you up to date on the improvements that have been made to the i-Tree collection of inventory, analysis and reporting tools for urban and community forests.

    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/nNyNc8 TO REGISTER.

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    Webinar: Diversity, Collaboration and Consensus: Managing Volunteers and the Urban Forest, 1/12, 12 PM EST

    Thursday January 12 at noon (Eastern)

    Dr. Emily S. Huff, University of Michigan

    “Diversity, Collaboration and Consensus: Managing Volunteers and the Urban Forest”.

    This is the first webinar of 2017 for the ‘Urban Forestry Today’ webcast series.

    To attend, visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 977-076-443

    This session has been awarded 1.0 ISA and 0.5 MCA CEU’s.

    **For those who cannot attend live in-person, the webcast will be archived in the ‘videos’ section at www.urbanforestrytoday.org**

    For more information, contact:

    Rick Harper

    Department of Environmental Conservation

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    rharper@eco.umass.edu

    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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    Webinar: New PA Riparian Forest Buffer Grant Program, 2/8 10 AM EST

    NEW Riparian Forest Buffer Program Grant Program Webinar

    This webinar will detail DCNR’s new grant opportunity to support the establishment of riparian forest buffers along the waterways of the Commonwealth. Participants will learn about eligible project activities; matching requirements and eligible sources; project requirements; and available technical assistance. Multifunctional Buffers will also be reviewed during this webinar.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00am to 11:30am

    Learn more and register here.

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    Webinar: PA Community Tree Map, 1/17 12 PM EST

    Join Penn State Extension as Mark Hockley, Tree Canopy Coordinator with the DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Hadley Stein, OpenTreeMap Product Specialist with Azavea, discuss PA Community Tree Map. This new tool helps communities educate citizens on trees’ ecosystem benefits, increase awareness of canopy coverage and make more informed land planning decisions. The tool gives communities, volunteers, and urban tree managers the ability to conduct tree inventories, monitoring activities, and urban tree canopy analyses, as well as track tree maintenance and stewardship activities.

    CEUs: 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.

    Go to Event Website

    Contact Scott Sjolander (814-350-7749) with questions.

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    WYPR News Piece on the Plain Sect Community and CREP in Pennsylvania

    A thoughtful news piece from the public radio station WYPR in Baltimore on CREP and the Plain Sect community in Lancaster County, PA, titled “At the intersection of religious conviction and environmental ethics.”

    http://wypr.org/post/intersection-religious-conviction-and-environmental-ethics

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    Webinar: Climate Change & Urban Environments: Adaptation through diversity, 12/14 1 – 2:15 PM EST

    Climate Change & Urban Environments: Adaptation through diversity

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm EST

    Planting trees and expanding canopy cover are important strategies for reducing climate change impacts in urban areas. However, urban trees and forests are also vulnerable to climate change through shifts in habitat suitability, pests and diseases, and extreme weather events. This webinar will highlight two compelling projects that seek to sustain the benefits of urban and community forests in the face of climate change. Leslie Brandt will present the Urban Forestry Climate Change Response Framework, which engages communities in a three-step process that includes regional vulnerability assessment and local on-the-ground action. Among other conclusions, the project has found local adaptation actions to be largely focused on increased biodiversity (including exploration of new species or cultivars) and restoration of natural disturbance regimes. Operating under the same conclusion that biodiversity leads to more resilient urban and community forests, the Nebraska Forest Service has partnered with the Kansas Forest Service on an initiative called Environmentally Adapted Trees. Justin Evertson will explain how this initiative works with nursery professionals, arborists, foresters, and outreach specialists to identify, prove the suitability of, and encourage the growing and planting of underutilized tree species in the region.

    This webinar is part of the USDA Forest Service UrbanForest Connections webinar series.

    This webinar is open to all. This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture.

    Please use the information below to connect to the webinar:

    1. FIRST TIME USERS: MAKE SURE YOU CAN CONNECT
    If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, test your connection before the webinar. Go to: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

    2. CONNECT TO THE WEBINAR ON YOUR SYSTEM

    Go to:  https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/ucf/ 

    AUDIO

    Broadcast audio through your computer or use the information below to connect via telephone conferencing:
    Toll-free: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633

    Participant code:0346552

     

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    Webinar: Budgeting for the Biomass: Urban Tree Mortality and The Bottom Line 12/8 12 PM EST

    Budgeting for the Biomass: Urban Tree Mortality and The Bottom Line

    Dr. Rich Hauer, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

     

    The first in a two-part ‘Urban Wood Utilization Series,’ will commence this Thursday December 08 at noon (Eastern) with the ‘Urban Forestry Today’ noonhour webcast guest speaker Dr. Rich Hauer, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, who will discuss “Budgeting for the Biomass: Urban Tree Mortality and The Bottom Line”. Part II will take place on Tuesday December 13 at noon (Eastern).

     

    To attend Part I, simply visit www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 185-155-115.

     

    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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    Webinar: i-Tree Q and A Roundtable with i-Tree Development Team, 12/15 1 PM EST

    Webinar: Q&A Roundtable with i-Tree Development Team Members
    Thu, December 15, 2016

    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

    Join the i-Tree Development Team for an Informative Q&A Roundtable session.
    Participants include Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service, and other i-Tree program specialists and software team members.

    Please join us for a comprehensive web-based instructional series that will introduce the latest tools in the i-Tree software suite, as well as bring you up to date on the improvements that have been made to the i-Tree collection of inventory, analysis and reporting tools for urban and community forests. i-Tree 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.

    This web seminar will provide attendees to join an informal discussion about i-Tree’s upcoming enhancements and to join a Q&A session with the key managers, developers and scientists who are working to make I-Tree the leading ecosystem analysis tool available.

    This web event will provide a great opportunity to reach out with questions, ideas and comments that can help the team to deliver the products that are most appropriate to meet your needs. This should be a very informative session, and your attendance will help to make it a valuable resource opportunity for all attendees. You can use the following information to connect, but you must complete all of the information on this registration page, and submit your registration request below, to be connected to the workshop session.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for the Roundtable Session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  VISIT https://goo.gl/KqM6wy TO REGISTER.

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    Webinar: Establishing Riparian Buffers in Urban Areas, TODAY 11/15, 12:00 PM EST

    Webinar: Establishing Riparian Buffers in Urban Areas

    Penn State Extension Community Forestry Management Monthly Webinar Series

    Presented by Robert Adams, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Tom Witmer, City of Philadelphia

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 12 PM – 1 PM (Eastern Time)

    Human activities in urban watersheds bring about a set of disturbances and contamination of water resources. Communities have begun to re-establish vegetation in stabilizing streambanks as they work toward broader goals of protecting water quality and managing stormwater runoff . Join us in November as Robert Adams and Tom Witmer present highlights of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s buffer establishment efforts in densely urbanized southeastern Pennsylvania counties.

    Mr. Adams serves as TreeVitalize Watersheds Manager with the Society, formerly serving as director of stewardship of theWissahickon Valley Watershed Association. Mr. Witmer directs ecological restoration and maintenance of natural areas in Philadelphia’s parks for the past 17 years. Their work has included forest restoration, invasive plant management, stream restoration, wetland creation and dam removal.

     

    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. Type your name in the name box and click the “Enter Room” button to enter the webinar.

     

    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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