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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

May 13, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

The Science and Future of i-Tree
David Nowak, USDA Forest Service

i-Tree is a suite of tools designed to aid managers in assessing the structure, services, and values derived from their local trees and forests. Since its release in 2006, there have been over 30,000 users of i-Tree in 118 countries. The program has grown substantially since its original release, incorporating new modules and science. In the first part of this webinar, David Nowak will discuss the science behind the various modules and the challenges of incorporating science into a management-based model. In addition to describing the science of each i-Tree tool, he will address the uncertainty associated with the various estimates. In the second part of his presentation, David will share the latest tools and developments that will be released in 2015 and the coming years. This webinar will feature two brief Q&A sessions with the speaker, one at the end of each part of the webinar.

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Future Webinars

Resilient Cities
June 10, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET
Samuel Carter, The Rockefeller Foundation
Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service

July 8, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET
August 12, 2015 | 1:00pm-2:00pm ET

Past Webinars

Emerald Ash Borer: Status, management options and cost calculators
April 8, 2015
Deborah McCullough, Michigan State University
Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
Richard Hauer, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Research, programs and tools
March 11, 2015
Susannah Lerman, USDA Forest Service & University of Massachusetts
David Mizejewski and Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation

Restoring Urban Ecosystems with Trees: Cleaning and greening
February 11, 2015
Ronald S. Zalesny Jr., USDA Forest Service
Richard A. Hallett, USDA Forest Service

Social Networks and Knowledge Systems for Urban Stewardship and Sustainability
January 14, 2015
Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, USDA Forest Service
Erika S Svendsen, USDA Forest Service

Seeing the Future Forest: CanVis & CommunityVis scenario planning tools
December 10, 2014
Gretchen Riley, Texas A&M Forest Service
Lance Davisson, Treasure Valley Canopy Network

Tree Risk Assessment for Municipalities
November 12, 2014
Jerry Mason, Mason & Stricklin, LLP
Paul Ries, Oregon State University

What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests
October 8, 2014
Chuck Mills, California ReLeaf
John Melvin, CAL FIRE
Greg McPherson, USDA Forest Service

Urban Forests for Human Health and Wellness
September 10, 2014
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington
Teresia M. Hazen, Legacy Health

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Educational Credits

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

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