i-Tree March 2019 Workshop:  I-TREE QUICK TOPICS

i-Tree March 2019 Workshop: I-TREE QUICK TOPICS

Title:  i-Tree 2019 Workshop Series:  I-TREE QUICK TOPICS WORKSHOP

Date & Time:  Thursday, 28 March, 5:00PM BST, 6:00PM CEST, 7:00PM EEST.

The workshop will focus on the top three ideas expressed during February’s Round Table.  

i-Tree allows any community to conduct and analyze a sample, or complete street tree inventory data, and make estimates of the structure, function, and value of these components of your Urban Forest. Baseline data can be used to effectively manage the resource, develop policy and set priorities. Looking at information collected on existing street trees, this software allows managers to evaluate current benefits, costs, and management needs. These sessions are very informative, providing important feedback to the i-Tree team, and allow your ideas to be brought into future planning efforts. Please be sure to join us for this informative Workshop.

PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-tree-workshop-series-march-2019-session-tickets-59127482893?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTYxNjEyNjcvdHJlZXJhcEBzcHJpbnRtYWlsLmNvbS8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend

i-Tree 2019 Workshop Series

i-Tree 2019 Workshop Series

Title:  i-Tree 2019 Workshop Series:  I-TREE ONLINE ROUNDTABLE

Date & Time:  Thursday, 28 February, 6:00PM BST, 7:00PM CEST, 8:00PM EEST.

The annual i-Tree Roundtable Webinar offers the i-Tree global community – users and interested potential users – the ability to hear an update from Dave Nowak (Forest Service) on the ever-evolving science behind all things i-Tree, and a chance to get feedback from the entire i-Tree support and development team. This session will provide an opportunity to see what is on tap for upcoming enhancements to the software tools, and to get user feedback on what i-Tree features have been most useful.  

i-Tree allows any community to conduct and analyze a sample, or complete street tree inventory data, and make estimates of the structure, function, and value of these components of your Urban Forest. Baseline data can be used to effectively manage the resource, develop policy and set priorities. Looking at information collected on existing street trees, this software allows managers to evaluate current benefits, costs, and management needs. We hope that this will be a very informative session, and provide important feedback to the i-Tree team, and allow your ideas to be brought into future planning efforts. Please be sure to join us for this very informative Workshop.

PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT  https://bit.ly/2TK5Gia

February 2019: Additional UF Webinar Offering

February 2019: Additional UF Webinar Offering

Title:  Tree Species and Cultivars for Resilient Northeastern Community Forests

Date & Time:  Tuesday, 19 February, 5:00PM BST, 6:00PM CEST, 7:00PM EEST.

Dear Colleagues:

As Climate Change expands its impact, our tree planting palette will greatly benefit from increased diversity. Although this Webinar has a Northeastern US focus, we in Europe share the same Hardiness Zones and, invariably in the Northern Hemisphere, we are all also using the same urban-tolerant species. 

Jim Kisker, Director of Sales for the greatly esteemed (personal experience) Schichtel’s Nursery in Springville NY, will present an array of proven and promising tree species and cultivars for consideration in your urban tree planting programs. Many of these varieties have characteristic advantages when used to address unique site challenges. In addition, this Webinar will assist with matching plant availability to site requirements to provide best canopy and aesthetics. 

Presented by: Jim Kisker, Sales Manager, Schichtel’s Nursery, Springville NY.

Where:  PRE-REGISTRATION is suggested for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.

TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/938e0f5e4c434d477c24e00bf0acd2b8

February 2019 UF Webinar Offerings

February 2019 UF Webinar Offerings

 

Title: THE SALT DILEMMA: Growing Better Urban Trees in Northern Climates
Date & Time: Tuesday, 5 February, 7:00PM BST, 8:00PM CEST, 9:00PM EEST.

Dear Colleagues:

Can urban trees and city winter weather protocols peacefully co-exist? Join Utah State University Forestry Extension for a discussion on the latest research findings related to successfully growing trees under these conditions. Dr. Andrew Millward will walk us through his investigation of the surprising decline and mortality of trees planted using soil cells in a recent urban revitalization project in Toronto. While the research suggested salt was the culprit, there were a number of other factors. The project opened a discussion about changes to the way we design and manage urban trees. Adam Nicklin will offer options to reduce salt damage to trees, and talk about the role landscape architects can play in helping the urban canopy thrive.

Presented by: Dr Andrew Millward, Principal Investigator, Ryerson University (CA) Urban Forest Research and Ecological Disturbance (UFRED) Group; Adam Nicklin, principal & co-founder of Public Work, Toronto CA
Where: PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT https://extension.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hylnpw3hTuG31doUzoJiGQ

January 2019 Urban Forestry Webinar Offerings

January 2019 Urban Forestry Webinar Offerings

Title:  More Than Good Looks: How trees influence urban stormwater management in green infrastructure practices

Date & Time:  Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 6:00PM BST, 7:00PM CEST, 8:00PM EEST. 

While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices. This webinar will discuss: 

• recent research results from studies designed to characterize the health of trees in bioretention practices and the benefits they provide to urban stormwater management;

• observations from the management of bioretention and detention ponds; how design, installation, and maintenance practices affect tree health and water quality function. 

This information can help stormwater engineers, urban foresters, and landscape professionals be successful in integrating trees into stormwater management efforts.

Presenters:  Andrew Tirpak, University of Tennesse, Lyn Rutherford, City of Chattanooga TN

Connect to the webinar via the following link:

https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/ucf/

Global i-Tree Science Users Symposium: Discovering the Value of Your Forest

Global i-Tree Science Users Symposium: Discovering the Value of Your Forest

June 16 – 19, 2019

SUNY-ESF Syracuse, NY

Please mark your calendars to attend the first global i-Tree Symposium held in the United States. This event is intended to bring i-Tree users and developers together to help attendees:

• Learn how to use i-Tree to create successful projects to improve urban forest management and enhance local human health and well-being
• Discover how it is has been successfully used globally
• Learn new science related to ecosystem service assessments and i-Tree tools

• Gather ideas on new projects
• Advise on the future development of i-Tree tools Interact with i-Tree staff and other i-Tree users

Day 1:  Full-day of i-Tree training
Day 2:  i-Tree science and application presentations
Day 3:  Future of i-Tree – attendees will provide input as to where i-Tree should proceed to help meetthe needs of a global forest management community in the future. In addition, attendees can meet with developers to discuss specific i-Tree projects or questions.

Registration is limited to 150 people due to hands-on training and will be open in January 2019. For more information:

https://www.esf.edu/itree/

Call for Abstracts is currently open for presentations and posters

Topic areas include:

• Successful global applications of i-Tree
• Advanced and novel i-Tree applications
• Current i-Tree research projects
• New field or ecosystem service quantification techniques
• New directions in quantifying urban forest ecosystem services and benefits Advances in urban forest planning and management

To submit abstract: Abstract Submission Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTcd0JX6lVOA-KphFODTKf76jWxnIufQ-zexxY4uIHQb-w1A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2019.