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ArborViews is an interview-style, ArborPod™ series featuring field experts who offer practical information on a broad range of arboricultural topics. Designed to apply directly to common issues arborists encounter in the field, this relevant and entertaining podcast series is presented in a casual format that is easy to understand and easy to apply to the field. Subscribe to this series to improve your knowledge and skills with each episode!

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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Trees in Challenge Courses and Adventure Parks March 28, 2014 Andreas Detter discusses how ropes courses and ziplines create new forces on trees, loading them in directions they were not naturally accustomed. Learn about species selection and tree-friendly systems for setting up ropes courses on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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Why Trees Fall Down February 28, 2014 Karl Niklas discusses the biomechanics behind tree failures and how different factors affect tree or branch structural stability. Learn about the relationship between above and below ground biomass, the consequences of pruning, and how these can serve as contributes to tree failure on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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The nature and health connection January 31, 2014 Kathleen Wolf discusses the human response to urban greening, citing the existing data on the benefits of trees and community green spaces. Learn about some of the research currently being conducted on urban greening and its social benefits on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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A Brief overview of Urban Tree Biomechanics December 27, 2013 Ken James talks about the biomechanics of trees and his study on how trees are affected by wind. Learn about how static and dynamic pull tests on trees can help researchers learn about how trees respond to external forces. Play

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A Sustainable Tree Production Method November 27, 2013 Dan Struve discusses his new sustainable tree production method for balled and burlapped trees. Learn about trees that invest more energy in roots than shoots and how this affects establishment. Play

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Practicing Sustainable Urban and Community Forestry October 25, 2013 How can communities benefit the most from trees at a low cost? Gordon Mann discusses the six components to practicing sustainable urban and community forestry on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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Managing more Storm water with Green Infrastructure September 27, 2013 Jennifer Karps explains the key components that helped get the grey to green initiative off the ground in Portland, Oregon. Learn how partnerships, education, and customer service can help contribute to gray to green initiatives in your area on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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Advanced Plant Health Care Tools and Techniques August 28, 2013 Grant Jones, woody plant physiologist at Davey Tree Expert Company, explains a few management techniques for biotic and abiotic tree disorders. Learn about some tools that arborists can use in the field to improve soil conditions and help with field diagnosis, on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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Effects of Root Cutting on Growth and Physiology July 26, 2013 On this episode of ArborViews, Alessio Fini discusses the physiologic effects of root severance on trees with host Robert Polomski. Learn how to identify some of the signs and symptoms of root severance, and what arborists can do to help prevent root severance in the urban environment. Play

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Traversing Methods June 28, 2013 Will Koomijian and Brian French charted new territory by traveling over one kilometer through the canopy of 100 foot (30 m) Oak trees (Quercus) for five days near Portland, Oregon. Listen as they talk about their experience, traversing techniques, and the uses of traversing in arboriculture, on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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Predicting Urban Tree Success May 31, 2013 Doctoral student, Jessica Vogt, talks with host Robert Polomski about the challenges and importance of tree inventories for increasing tree longevity. Learn about some of the research that is occurring to help newly planted trees get established and stay healthy. Play

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Tree Growth Regulators April 26, 2013 Mark Mann, CEO and founder of Plant Growth Management Systems, has worked with tree growth regulators for over 20 years. Today, he talks with our host Robert Polomski about how arborists can use tree growth regulators as one of their tools in the field. Play

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