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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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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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Neighborhood and non-profit Urban Forestry August 19, 2016 Ecological and financial benefits of tree planting projects can be quantified through long and short term studies, but what about the social outcomes for the communities of people involved, and the neighborhoods they live in? Jess Vogt and Shannon Watkins report on a five city study of neighborhood and non-profit urban forestry projects. (A,U,M,T,L,Bm) Play

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Effects of Nature Images on Health and Wellness July 15, 2016 Trees and greenscapes provide a wealth of physical health benefits; cleaner air, shade and resulting lower temperatures, but what about physiological benefits? Dr. Ellen Vincent reports on a fascinating study targeting patient pain levels when provided with views of nature. (A,Bm) Play

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Trends and Regulations Shaping Training June 17, 2016 Individuals and companies place a high priority on safety, as do government regulators, and over the years that’s driven training standards. Keith Norton and Bob Urban examine the history of training standards and industry safety playing a perpetual game of catch-up in this month’s edition of Science of Arboriculture. (A,U,M,T,L,Bm) Play

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UAVs and Utility Arboriculture May 20, 2016 Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an arborist with a drone! With the flood of unmanned aerial vehicles entering the commercial market, UAVs are already being put to use in agricultural, and arboricultural settings. From surveying and inspection, to pin-point spraying, Dan Staley and Alex Bilous takes a look at current and future use of drones in the green industry. (A,U,M,Bp) Play

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Storm Resiliency Programs for Trees April 15, 2016 Managing trees around utility power lines is a balance between maintaining a healthy forest, and guaranteeing uninterrupted power. Sara Sankowhich, system arborist with Unitil reports on a three year program that keeps the lights on, keeps utility customer’s happy, and maintains a thriving forest scape along right of ways. (A,U,M,Bm) Play

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Turning the Tide on Non-Native Tree Pests March 18, 2016 The struggles against the Asian Long Horned Beetle, and Emerald Ash Borer are just the latest battles against a history of imported pests. But as Joe Boggs explains, the challenge of dealing with non-native pests flows both ways between countries, and sharing information is the best weapon in turning the tide. (A,M,Bm) Play

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Exploring Structural Diversity in Urban Forests February 19, 2016 Are the world’s urban forests losing their big trees? Is there an ideal distribution of tree size in an urban forest? Justin Morgenroth of the New Zealand School of Forestry looks at ten years of data and compares guidelines for urban forestry management in this edition of Science of Arboriculture (A,M,Bm) Play

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Lessons Written in the Wind January 15, 2016 Trees in the Northeast United States were hammered not once, but twice in the past few years, with hurricanes Irene and Sandy devastating both urban and rural forest areas. Richard Gibney, a landscape architect, examines some of the surprising reasons some trees survived and others didn’t. (A,M,Bm) Play

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Reports: The Write Way December 18, 2015 The Job isn’t finished until the paper work is done! Writing a report properly can mean the difference between winning and losing in a legal battle. Lori Ballard of Samnik & Ballard Tree Consulting walks us through the fine points of reports that follow industry standards, and hold up in deposition and court. (A, M, Bm) Play

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