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Science of Arboriculture

No matter where you are, keep up-to-date with the latest research-based information on tree care by listening to this podcast! Science of Arboriculture was developed by the International Society of Arboriculture to provide easily accessible educational talks by the world’s top researchers, educators, and practitioners. Subscribe to this ArborPod™ series to keep up with the fast-paced and evolving research!

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Understanding Fall Protection August 18, 2017 Falls are a constant danger for arborists working at height, and understanding the limitations and differences between fall protection, fall arrest, and fall restraint systems can be the difference in going home safe, or taking a trip to the hospital. Ed Carpenter explains in this month’s Science of Arboriculture.(A,M,T,L,Bm) Play

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Using Geomatics in Urban Forestry July 21, 2017 Using a tree inventory to list the species, health, age, and maintenance needs of a specific tree is easy, but when you’re dealing with an urban forest of thousands of trees, that’s where the science of Geomatics map making comes into play.(A,M,Bs) Play

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Why People Hate Trees June 16, 2017 As arborist it's easy to forget not everyone loves trees, in fact some people claim to hate them. In this episode of Science of Arboriculture, Francessco Ferrini examines the public misconceptions that can lead to this short sited view.(A,M,Bm) Play

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The New Zealand Tree Project May 19, 2017 A small dedicated group of researchers, tree climbers, and photographers set out to capture a singular image from the Waipuoua forest; a complete unobstructed picture of a full grown forest conifer. Their efforts became the New Zealand Tree Project, compositing the final picture from thousands of individual shots, and producing a documentary video of this towering project.(A,M,Bm) Play

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Species Diversity Reducing the Impact of Emerging Diseases April 21, 2017 Species diversity is an urban forest is vital to surviving a disease threat. In this month’s Science of Arboriculture, we look at the efforts in Sweden to learn from painful lessons and create a cooperative template between arborists, municipalities, and universities in promoting species diversity.(A, M, Bp) Play

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International Cooperation on Arboricultural Studies March 20, 2017 In 2012 an ambitious project brought together arborists, municipal managers, and university researchers from three different countries to help establish standards for the young and growing arboricultural practice in the Baltic Sea region. Lina Juisoo explains the challenges and successes of Project Green Man (A,M,Bm) Play

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Sharing Tree Assessment Data with the Public February 17, 2017 Ever more detailed and complex tree inventories provide a wealth of information to urban forest managers, and can help identify potentially unsound trees before they fail. But just how much of that information should be made available to the general public? Is there a down-side to flagging potential risks? Jaroslav Kolarik reports on a program in the Czech Republic. (A,M,Bm) Play

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Destructive Potential of Branch Failure January 20, 2017 The destructive potential of a medium to large falling branch is commonly acknowledged by arborists, but just how much force can a me branch deliver to a target? John Goodfellow recaps a study for the utility industry attempting to answer that question in this month’s episode of Science of Arboriculture (Original presentation by John Goodfellow)(A,U,M,T,L,Bs) Play

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The Reforestation of Chihuahua Mexico December 16, 2016 A three day freeze with temperatures well below zero decimated the urban forests of Chihuahua Mexico, leaving the city with tens of thousands of dead trees to remove and replace. Carlos Van Der Menden reports on the recovery efforts. (A,M,Bm) Play

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Tree Health Issues in the state of Florida, and Beyond November 18, 2016 The U.S. state of Florida covers thousands of square miles with climates ranging from temperate to tropical, Jason Smith, who specializes in emerging threats, takes a look at tree health issues in Florida, and beyond.(A,M,Bs) Play

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Using Digital GIS for Vegetation Management October 21, 2016 Vegetation management under and around powerlines is a never ending struggle, but with today’s Satellite imagery and GIS, along with status reports from ground crews, near real time workload planning and cost forecasting is possible. Barry, Grubb of Florida Power and Light, and Chris Kelly of Clearion Software report on advances in this technology (A,UM,Bm) Play

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Maximizing Pest Management Strategies September 16, 2016 Every tree care business has its own unique set of capabilities, customer expectations, and pest management philosophies. Joe Boggs, assistant professor with Ohio State University Extension and department of entomology examines a common sense approach in maximizing pest management strategies.(A,U,M,T,L,Bm) Play

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