Forest Pest Damage from the Carbon Sequestration Perspective

Both native and non-native forest insects and diseases across the contiguous United States are reducing the ability of the nation’s forests to capture and store carbon dioxide. This webinar will describe a study published in Fall 2021 in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change that calculated forests damaged by insects sequestered 69% less carbon than…

TOWN HALL: MUNICIPAL TREE HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTING PUBLIC TREES FOR THE FUTURE

Memorial Student Center Ballroom 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Join us Thursday, May 19th, 2022, for the Town Hall: Municipal Tree Health Care Management and Protecting Public Trees for the Future. This event is open to SMA members, municipal foresters, tree care and landscape professionals, and property managers. We will be specifically discussing emerald ash borer management strategies for municipalities, top 10 tree health…

Free

Breeding for EAB-Resistance: What Does the Future Look like for Ash?

EAB threatens the survival of ash trees in the U.S. where it is a common hardwood species especially in riparian and wetland forests. Ash was also used extensively for soil conservation (including wind breaks) and in urban green spaces and streets. Surviving, or “lingering”, ash trees that had maintained healthy canopies for at least two…

Cranes 101 course

These all mobile crane nationally accredited certificate courses are NCCER/OSHA/ANSI approved programs for licensing crane operators. Crane operators must be licensed to operate per OSHA Subpart CC. For more information as to the content of this class, please view the descriptions here. The list below shows the types of cranes this course can cover, depending…

Urban Forestry Today Webinar: Woodbanks, Fuel Poverty & Urban Forestry: Exploring the Relationship

Join Clarisse Hart (Harvard Forest) and Drs. Eric Griffith (Duke University) and Rick Harper (Univ of Massachusetts) as they define and outline the existence of woodbanks in the U.S. & Canada; they will also explore the potential for collaborations between municipal & private arboriculture/ urban forestry operations that generate “waste-wood” through routine operations like pruning…

Free

Webinar: Engaging Community Residents in Heat Mitigation and Canopy Expansion

The West Mesa River Community Heat Action Project, a recent initiative of the Rio Reimagined partnership, focuses on addressing heat mitigation along the eastern reach of the Salt-Gila River corridor through Metropolitan Phoenix. The two-year project (2020-2022) engaged over 350 residents, 8 faith-based organizations, 15 social service organizations, and 34 local businesses, with more than…

2022 WAA Tree Climbing Championship

High Cliff State Park N7630 State Park Rd., Sherwood, Wisconsin

High Cliff State Park, Sherwood, WI Friday 10am Gear Inspection, followed by a walk-through of Preliminary Events. The first two preliminary events will start by 12pm on Friday the 10th. (Events to be determined). Saturday 7am Check in, 7:30am start, 2pm Masters’ Challenge. The success of our event would not be possible without the support…

National Firewood Workshop 2022

Arlington Ag Research Station N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Wisconsin

Firewood plays a vital role in our state, especially in regions that do not have access to markets for small-diameter logs, and this year the National Firewood Workshop will be held in Wisconsin. The two-day educational and networking event supports the split-firewood industry by hosting business discussions with leading firewood industry professionals and offering outdoor…

$50

CHAINSAW SAFETY CLASS – LEVEL 1

Indian Lake County Park 8183 State Highway 19, Cross Plains

SAWW Training is an umbrella organization that promotes safe and efficient chainsaw use, both professionally and recreationally, and oversees the development of training curriculums and the training of trainers.  SAWW Certified Trainers are experts in their field.  They are required to have extensive sawing experience, to participate in a rigorous certification process, and to refresh…

$125

CHAINSAW SAFETY CLASS – LEVEL 2

Indian Lake County Park 8183 State Highway 19, Cross Plains

SAWW Training is an umbrella organization that promotes safe and efficient chainsaw use, both professionally and recreationally, and oversees the development of training curriculums and the training of trainers.  SAWW Certified Trainers are experts in their field.  They are required to have extensive sawing experience, to participate in a rigorous certification process, and to refresh…

$125

CHAINSAW SAFETY CLASS – LEVEL 2

Indian Lake County Park 8183 State Highway 19, Cross Plains

SAWW Training is an umbrella organization that promotes safe and efficient chainsaw use, both professionally and recreationally, and oversees the development of training curriculums and the training of trainers.  SAWW Certified Trainers are experts in their field.  They are required to have extensive sawing experience, to participate in a rigorous certification process, and to refresh…

$125

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