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TREE Fund Webinars

TREE Fund webinars bring you the latest in tree research, directly from the scientists themselves. Hosted by Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and Auburn University, these one-hour TREE Fund webinars are free and offer 1 CEU credit from ISA or SAF. Pre-registration is not required; however, if you do so, you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program.

Next Webinar

Join us for “Tree Risk Assessment – Perceptions, Reality, and Reliability” featuring Dr. Andrew Koeser of the University of Florida.

Tree risk assessment is a very human endeavor. Did you know that the arborist assessing a tree for safety can have more impact on the final rating than the tree itself? This webinar highlights sources of variation and potential bias when rating a tree’s likelihood of impact, likelihood of failure, and consequences of failure. Opportunities for making risk assessment more repeatable while avoiding false precision in risk assessment are discussed.

  • April 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT (translate to your time zone here)
  • Log in at on April 13.
  • CEUs available

Andrew Koeser is an Assistant Professor of Urban Tree and Landscape Management at the University of Florida – Gulf Coast REC near Tampa Florida. Andrew is a Board Certified Master Arborist, past ISA Science and Research Manager, and past Tour des Trees rider. Andrew is currently working on TREE Fund supported research investigating the ability of tree response growth to overcome trunk injury and the impact of trenching near trees.

Special thanks to Auburn University for hosting this webinar.


Future Webinars

  • Dr. Susan Day (Virginia Tech) on soil profile rebuilding – June 21 at 2:00 pm EDT, hosted by USUFE
  • Dr. Rich Hauer (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point) on the state of urban and community forestry – September 7 at 1:00 pm EDT, hosted by Auburn
  • Dr. Dan Herms (The Ohio State University) on EAB – November 8 at 2:00 pm EST, hosted by USUFE

(translate to your time zone here)


Watch Previous TREE Fund Webinars

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, University of Wisconsin

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch (U. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) – November 2016

Supporting Materials:

Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida

An Approach to Pruning You Won’t Forget

Dr. Ed Gilman (U. of Florida) – May 2016

Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell University

Strategies for Successful Urban Tree Growth in Wet and Dry Sites

Dr. Nina Bassuk (Cornell University) – Sept 2015

Dr. Rich Hauer, Univerity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Emerald Cash Borer: It Will Cost You Money-Ways to Manage the Ash Cash Flow

Dr. Rich Hauer (U. of Wisconsin – Stevens Pt.) – April 2015

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