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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, SAF or NALP. 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. 


“Do Planting Stock Decisions Really Make Much Difference Down The Road?”

  • Dr. Michael Arnold, Professor of Landscape Horticulture and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs, Department of Horticultural Science, Texas A&M University
  • February 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central. (translate to your time zone HERE)
  • Registration link coming soon.
  • One CEU available from ISA, SAF or NALP; must watch live broadcast to receive CEU credit.
  • Webinar will be archived within one week of broadcast at

Can simple production or propagation decisions impact landscape performance of container-grown trees? What are the returns on your investment in the size of planting stock? Will the “little dogs” catch the “big ones” in the end? In this webinar, Dr. Michael Arnold of Texas A&M University will consider the big impacts of small planting stock selection decisions. Some of the findings might surprise you!

Dr. Michael Arnold is a Professor of Landscape Horticulture and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in the Texas A&M University’s Department of Horticultural Science.  Dr. Arnold holds three degrees from The Ohio State University, a B.S. in Business Administration, B.S. in Landscape Horticulture, and an M.S. in Horticulture, as well as a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Horticultural Sciences. He has studied trees for 35 years in Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Dr. Arnold has authored over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts, three textbooks, and over a 150 industry or scientific presentations. Dr. Arnold served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Society for Horticultural Sciences and is presently a Fellow in the Texas A&M University’s Institute for Sustainable Communities.

Read about Dr. Arnold’s work funded by TREE Fund HERE.

Thank you to our webinar host Alabama Cooperative Extension System.


Upcoming Webinars

Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University

“Invasive Insects of Shade Trees: A 30 Year Perspective from Colorado”

May 2 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain

Dr. Brian Kane, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Arboricultural Biomechanics”

August 23 at 12:00 p.m. Central

Dr. Dan Herms


November 14 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain



Watch Previous TREE Fund Webinars

Note: CEU credit is only available for live broadcast.

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

Dr. Andrew Hirons (Myerscough College, U.K.) – November 2017

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

Supporting Materials:


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

Need funding? You have come to the right place.

Applications for competitive research grants, the Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grant Program, and all scholarships open Jan. 15.

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