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Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

Emerald ash borer / Nathan W Siegert
Nathan W Siegert

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

April 8, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

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

Since its discovery in southeast Michigan in the summer of 2002, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed millions of trees and has been discovered as far west as Colorado, north as Quebec, and south as Georgia. In this webinar, we present the latest information about the emerald ash borer, including management options and planning tools. Deborah McCullough will provide a summary of EAB impacts and management considerations. She will share information on EAB host preference, resistance of select species, insecticide products, and natural enemies and biological control. Cliff Sadof will provide a brief overview of the Emerald Ash Borer Cost Calculator and Richard Hauer will discuss economic considerations for EAB management, including a description of the Emerald Ash Borer Planning Simulator (EAB-PLANS). Both free tools calculate the costs of a variety of ash removal, replacement, and/or insecticide treatment scenarios based on user inputs.

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Future Webinars

The Science behind i-Tree
May 13, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET
David Nowak, USDA Forest Service

June 10, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET
July 8, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET

Past Webinars

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

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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