Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Webinar: The Influence of Municipal Pruning Practices on Urban Forest Health and Storm Resilience

Date: July 14, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Webinar: The Influence of Municipal Pruning Practices on Urban Forest Health and Storm Resilience

Municipalities across the U.S. are increasingly challenged to fund and perform systematic tree pruning activities that enhance urban tree health and longevity, maximize ecosystem service benefits, improve climate and storm resilience, and minimize public risk. Only (46%) of 667 U.S. communities surveyed in 2014 reported completing tree pruning on a systematic basis. Dr. Richard Hauer will share the benefits of systematic pruning and the status of pruning in U.S. cities. Dr. Leslie Brandt will spotlight tree maintenance practices, innovations and challenges from 10 case studies in the U.S. Through analysis of decades of systematic pruning data in Milwaukee, Randy Krouse will demonstrate the importance of pruning cycle/forest structure alignment on forest health and resilience, tree maintenance capacity, storm resilience and public safety. Finally, Paul Johnson will wrap up the discussion by highlighting current and emergent resource aids for improved urban forest management.


  • Richard Hauer, UW-Stevens Point
  • Leslie Brandt, USDA Forest Service
  • Randy Krouse, City of Milwaukee
  • Paul Johnson, Sustainable Forestry Initiative

This webinar is open to all. We are seeking 1 CEU with the International Society of Arboriculture. Check our website for updates and to watch recordings of previous webinars.


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Presented by the USDA Forest Service National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team