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Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

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Join us for our monthly webinar series!
Second Wednesdays | 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

The Forest Service’s Urban Forest Connections webinar series brings experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars are open to all. Past webinar presentations and recordings are available below.


This webinar series is presented by the Forest Service’s National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team.

Next Webinar

November 12, 2014 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Tree Risk Assessment for Municipalities
Paul Ries, Urban Forestry Instructor / Exetension Specialist – Oregon State University & Oregon Department of Forestry

Jerry Mason, Attorney – Mason & Stricklin, LLP

If a tree falls in your city and there is someone around, does it make a lawsuit? The trees in our cities provide us with many benefits, but they also come with a risk. Left unmanaged or unmonitored, the trees in our parks and along our streets can turn from assets into liabilities. Without proper care, urban trees can create management and financial headaches for city officials. The International Society of Arboriculture has issued a Best Management Practices guidebook on Tree Risk Assessment that is changing the way cities look at tree hazards and managing risk. In this webinar, attorney Jerry Mason and urban forester Paul Ries will cover critical information that community leaders need to know about tree risk, city responsibilities, best management practices, and more.

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Future Webinars

December 10, 2014 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Seeing the Future Forest: CanVis & CommunityVis scenario planning tools
Lance Davisson, The Keystone Concept, LLC
Gretchen Daily, Texas A&M Forest Service

Past Webinars

Urban Forests for Human Health and Wellness
September 10, 2014
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington
Teresia M. Hazen, Legacy Health
What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests
October 8, 2014
Chuck Mills, California ReLeaf
John Melvin, CAL FIRE
Greg McPherson, USDA Forest Service

Questions, Feedback and Webinar Updates

We would like to hear from you! Contact us to share your feedback, ask questions, request special accommodations, or to sign up for future webinar notices and updates. Suggestions for future webinar topics are welcome.

Educational Credits

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists are able to earn 1.0 CEU per webinar.

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