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TREE Fund Webinars

TREE Fund webinars bring you the latest in tree research, directly from the scientists themselves. These one-hour programs are free and offer 1 CEU credit from ISA or SAF. Pre-registration is highly recommended; in doing so, you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program. Many thanks to our hosts – Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and Alabama Cooperative Extension System.


“Drought Tolerance in Trees – Improving Tree Selection for Challenging Urban Sites”

Andrew Hirons, PhD, Myerscough College, U.K.

Join us November 30, 2017 at noon (MST) for this free one-hour webinar with CEUs. 

Looking for trees that can establish and survive in challenging urban environments? Of course you are! In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Hirons will explain how drought tolerance is one of the most important determinants of a tree’s ability to survive in the urban forest. You will gain an understanding of the basic mechanisms of drought tolerance and insight into tree mortality from drought, giving you practical strategies for managing trees in urban spaces. Dr. Hirons will also share his latest research on using specific plant traits to improve tree selection decisions for challenging urban sites. 

  • November 30, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. Mountain time (translate to your time zone HERE)
  • Pre-register HERE.
  • Log in HERE on the day of the webinar.
  • 1 CEU available from ISA or SAF

Dr. Andrew Hirons is a Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College, UK. He began his career in arboriculture as a climbing arborist and plant health care technician, gaining experience in Australia, America and the UK before joining the arboriculture department at Myerscough College in 2004. He teaches full time and online higher education courses, delivering modules relating to tree biology and tree management. His current research activity is motivated by the need to create resilience in our urban forests, and is focused on using plant traits to inform species selection for urban environments. Read more about Dr. Hirons’ work supported by TREE Fund HERE.

Thank you to Utah State Forestry Extension for hosting this program.


NOTE: The November 8, 2017 webinar with Dr. Dan Herms has been canceled. Watch this space for a rescheduled date.


Watch Previous TREE Fund Webinars

Note: CEU credit is only available for live broadcast.

Municipal Forestry Baseline, Trends, and Dashboard

Dr. Richard Hauer (U. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) – September 2017

Soil Profile Rebuilding: Rehabilitating Compacted Soils

Dr. Susan Day (Virginia Tech) – June 2017

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Tree Risk Assessment – Perceptions, Reality, and Reliability

Dr. Andew Koeser (U. of Florida) – April 2017

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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