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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!

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Does Taper Affect Bending Stress at the Base of Branches? August 29, 2014 Dr. Gregg Dahl discusses his research into tree risk assessment and the factors that can lead to branch failure. Play

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Are native-species planting mandates good for biodiversity? July 25, 2014 Are well intentioned mandates to plant only native species really a good idea? Dr. Linda Walker Scott discusses finding the right balance in plant selection to strengthen a local eco-system. Play

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Emergency Tree Risk Management in NYC June 27, 2014 Matt Wells Director of Tree Preservation for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation discusses the challenges of managing thousands of trees across a large metropolitan area that has recently faced devastating storms. Play

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Hunting Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALB) from a Climber’s Perspective May 30, 2014 Arborist Melissa LeVangie discusses signs and symptoms of Asian Long-horned beetle infestation, what a climber should look out for in identifying an infestation, and how the beetle’s damage to a tree impacts the climber. Play

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Conifers for Urban and Community Forests April 25, 2014 Bert Cregg works on expanding the diversity of the urban forestry through increased use of conifers. Learn about the coniferous species that do particularly well in urban environments on this episode of ArborViews. Play

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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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