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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!

If you have comments or a favorite topic in arboriculture that you would like to learn more about, please contact us at eLearning@isa-arbor.com.

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Caring for your Body as an Athlete April 17, 2014 Arborists are industrial athletes, challenged every day to keep their bodies operating at peak performance to do their job. Amanda Carpenter and Jessica Skiera discuss how nutrition, hydration, and sleep can help or impair an arborist’s performance. Play

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Wind Resistance of Damaged Pinus March 21, 2014 Alessandro Pestalozza was inspired to study the effects a previous branch failure has on its wind resistance after a fatal injury occurred on a busy street in Italy. Learn about how tree fibers respond to the extreme tension exerted by static pull tests in this effort to make our urban forest a safer place. Play

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Evaluating Canopy Distribution and Change February 21, 2014 Tree canopy assessments provide a better understanding of the urban forest than conducting an inventory, because these assessments include trees on private property. Ruth Williams discusses the change of canopy cover in Portland, Oregon, based on the results of her 10-year canopy study. Play

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New Approaches to Vegetation Management Processes January 17, 2014 Henry King discusses the principles of effective project management as a vegetation management contractor. Learn how to communicate across disciplines and execute a plan. Play

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Compaction and Remediation of Urban Dirt December 20, 2013 Bryant Scharenbroch discusses the effects of compaction to top-soil in urban development, and potential remediation options. Learn about the study he conducted to determine what common practices improve the quality of urban soils. Play

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The Value of Trees During Climate Change November 15, 2013 Gregory Moore discusses the economic value of shade trees in the urban forest. Learn about the role of trees in the heat island effect and how the loss of tree cover affects public open spaces. Play

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Biomechanics and Dynamics in Trees: Tree Stability Assessment October 18, 2013 Ken James explains his study on the effects of wind loads on both urban and forest-grown trees. Learn how branches affect the movement of trees during heavy wind loads, and how pruning decisions affect urban trees. Play

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Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) for Electricity Reliability September 20, 2013 Matthew Palmer explains how visual tree assessment (VTA) has impacted utility network performance at Energex. Learn how to apply the visual tree assessment method and prioritize maintenance for utility networks, on this episode of Science of Arboriculture. Play

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Government and Utilities Limiting Liability due to Wildfires August 16, 2013 Learn how the electric power line company and forest service in the province of Alberta, Canada, successfully reduced the frequency and severity of forest fires on this episode of Science of Arboriculture. Play

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The in vitro Screening of an Antagonistic Trichoderma Strain July 19, 2013 Learn more about how biological control methods work, as Francis Schwarze explains the process for identifying the proper antagonistic strain for a pathogen, on this episode of Science of Arboriculture. Play

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Trees, Stormwater, Soil and Civil Infrastructure June 21, 2013 Timothy Johnson, Donald Cameron, and Gregory Moore collaborate to investigate the relationship between tree root growth, architecture, and surface infrastructure permeability. Learn about their results on this episode of Science of Arboriculture. Play

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Innovative Survey Approach for the Public Urban Forest May 17, 2013 Dean Simonsen explains the results of a case study in Canberra, which used an innovative survey approach for analyzing the composition of the public urban forest. Learn about the benefits and challenges of completing an inventory using this approach, on this episode of Science of Arboriculture. Play

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