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August 2020

Free Webinar: The Importance of Utility Line Clearance

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Utility line clearance (pruning) is often misunderstood and leads to frustration and conflict between utility arborists and homeowners. Education is needed to help homeowners and managers differentiate good from bad utility pruning. This presentation will cover the following topics: Why utilities prune, describe vegetation clearance approaches, history of utility pruning, problems of utility pruning and clarify solutions for utility pruning problems. Bio: Randall H. Miller is with CNUC as the Director of Research, Development and Industry Intelligence. Miller holds…

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September 2020

Free Urban Forest Connections Webinar: New Guidance for Tracking Long-term Tree Survival, Growth and Health

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lara Roman, USDA Forest ServiceNatalie van Doorn, USDA Forest ServiceDana Dentice, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Field monitoring of urban trees is essential to learn how urban forests change over time. Many arborists and urban forest managers worldwide seek to understand how their tree systems are faring in terms of growth, health, and mortality. The Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Working Group of the International Society of Arboriculture has developed standard protocols and effective strategies for long-term data collection. This new guidance, which includes a…

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Free Urban Forestry Today Webinar: Insect Pests in the Landscape

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, will discuss the frequently seen insect pests of trees & shrubs in the landscape during the 2020 growing season. This presentation will provide tips and tricks for diagnosing insects in the field as well as cover their biology and management. Attend live & receive free ISA CEUs.

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Free Webinar: Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn – Seedling Genetics and Soil Fertility – Know What you are Planting and How to Care for It

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

During each rotation of a planted forest, landowners have a single opportunity to choose the appropriate genetics for their long-term investment. We encourage forest landowners to plant the best genetic quality seedlings possible. The benefits from establishing highly productive families, in combination with good silvicultural practices, will result in large financial returns. Nurseries grow loblolly pine seedlings that have a range in genetic quality. Information about the value of different seedling families can be sourced from seedling vendors as well…

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Free UAA Webinar: ROW Reclamation: Right-of-Way Done Right

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cutting the trees and eliminating brush is the easy part! Gaining consistency and support from internal and external stakeholders is the hard part. This is the ‘secret ingredient’ our presentation will focus on. We also will share how reclamation can galvanize the whole utility, shore up interdepartmental collaboration and trust, the veg team and contractors, and individual job satisfaction. In the end, this all ripples back out into the industry where we need competent people joining our workforce and staying…

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Canceled (to be rescheduled) 2020 Tree Climbing Championship

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
Erb Park, 1800 North Morrison Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911 United States
Tree Climber

Registration Deadline August 29th.

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SAWW -Chainsaw Safety Level 1

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Argyle American Legion Park, 14567 WI-78
Argyle, Wisconsin 53504
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Learn to operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in this certified Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training course.  This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use. Participants in Level 1 training will spend part of the morning in the outdoor classroom, and at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. Topics covered include personal protective…

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Free TREE Fund Webinar: Soil Assessment for Urban Trees—Part 2: Actions

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Treefund Webinar

Bryant C. Scharenbroch, PhD, Assistant Professor of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Research Fellow of The Morton Arboretum Information will be forthcoming. 1 CEU with live broadcast. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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WAA 2020 Virtual Summer/Fall Seminar

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - October 15 @ 4:00 pm
IMG 5315

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25th, 2020

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October 2020

SAWW – Chainsaw Safety Level 1 (Women-only)

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Soldiers Memorial Park and Sardeson Preserve, 206 Copper St.
Mineral Point, Wisconsin 53565
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Learn to operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in this certified Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training course.  We offer this class to women only, in an effort to create an atmosphere of learning that recognizes saw operation techniques and learning tools that match participants' needs. All SAWW Level 1 concepts will be covered. Women are encouraged to register for either class. This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series…

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Free TREE Fund Webinar: Measuring Multi-stemmed Trees

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Treefund Webinar

Mr. Yasha A. S. Magarik, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Lara Roman, PhD, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station, Northern Research Station 1 CEU with live broadcast. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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Spanish Tree Worker Training (Capacitacion en Espanol para Trabajadores del arbol)

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - October 29 @ 8:00 pm

Classes will be held via Zoom on the following dates:Tuesday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's October 20 - 22, 2020 and October 27 - 29, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pmTraining Includes:1. Safety – Seguridad2. Climbing – Trepa3. Tree Removal, Rigging & Felling- Derribo del arbol, cordage4. Pruning – Poda5. Cabling, Support Sytems – Cableado Sistemade soportes de arbol6. Tree Sciences, Principals of Tree Biology – Ciencia del arbol principios de biologia del arbol7. Tree Identification – Identificacion del arbol Instruction by Eduardo Medina

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