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Introducing Conference Rewind

Introducing Conference Rewind

Did you miss our 2020 Virtual Conference? Here’s your chance to “rewind” and take advantage of some of these great sessions from the comfort of your home or office. ISA is excited to bring its members, credential holders and the community its new ISA Conference Rewind series.

Developed by ISA, the ISA Conference Rewind series will feature a new podcast and video each month over the next nine months. The series will include new podcast episodes in the Science of Arboriculture series, introduced by Dr. Tom Smiley. The featured videos will consist of the most popular presentations from the ISA 2020 Virtual Conference.

This series of podcast and videos was developed to provide new educational content from the industry’s top researchers, educators, and practitioners.

"With the Conference Rewind series we hope to share the most popular of these presentations with a wider audience and do so using two formats—audio and video,” said Kathy Brennan, director of educational products and services for ISA. “Our members have told us that both are desired mediums and we aim to please!”

Additionally, ISA has developed a quiz component for individuals to check their learning following the podcast or video and earn CEUs.*

Don’t miss out on this exciting educational opportunity brought to you by Bartlett Tree Experts and ISA.

*Educational series is free to view, quizzes must be purchased to earn CEUs.

August

Podcast - Does Soil Sealing Affect Urban Tree Health? An 8 Year Research - Alessio Fini

In this presentation, Alessio Fini discusses an experiment that began in 2011 to evaluate the effects of different pavements on the growth and health of two urban tree species: Fraxinus ornus (Manna ash) and Celtis australis (European hackberry). Biometric and physiological measurements have been made since 2012

   Listen to the August Podcast (complimentary)

   Purchase the quiz and earn CEUs!

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Video - Did We Keep That Heritage Tree Too Long? - Mike Garvey

On a calm June evening in 2017, a 22-inch diameter limb suddenly fell upon a person in a municipal park, causing severe harm. The limb was part of a locally significant, 90-foot tall, 125-year-old plains cottonwood that was climbed by school kids as part of Arbor Day celebrations only weeks before the limb failed. The tree was pruned 5 years before the incident, but could this failure have been predicted and avoided? Are arborist certifications, qualifications, and routine visual inspections enough to defend our actions against charges of breach of duty? In this presentation, Mike Garvey discusses these questions. 

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July

Podcast - A Tale of Two Urban Forests—Horsechestnuts in Kiev and Chernobyl - James Downer

This presentation examines the post-apocalyptic zone in Pripyat, Ukraine and the survival of an extant population of horsechestnut trees. Comparisons are made between similar age populations in Kiev, Ukraine. Comments are also made about arboriculture in Ukraine.

   Listen to the July Podcast (complimentary)

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Video - Reaching Up: New techniques for Reaching Tree Canopy Goals - Jessica Sanders

Reaching tree canopy goals through new means. In order to reach tree canopy goals, we must inspire everyone around us to plant and care for trees. This presentation highlights trees on structures as well as urban land conservation efforts in order to reach the 40% tree canopy goal of Washington D.C. Conservation easement, tax sales, land donations and fee simple land purchases are being explored as a way to increase green space throughout the district.

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June

Podcast - Remove or Retain? Research and Anecdote Surrounding Wire Baskets – Andrew Koeser

Wire baskets helped to industrialize the transplanting process for field-grown nursery stock. However, their use is not without controversy. Many nursery growers and others worry that removal of this packaging material at planting may disrupt an already compromised root system and reduce transplant success. In contrast, many arborists and urban foresters fear this packaging may serve as both a short-term barrier to root regrowth and a long-term source of root restriction. While opinions abound, actual research on this topic is relatively scarce. This presentation draws on past and recent research findings in an effort to offer an impartial view on one of arboriculture’s more controversial issues regarding cultural practice. Impact on transplanting survival, growth, and stability are discussed..

   Listen to the June Podcast (complimentary)

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Video - What is Tree Vitality and how to rate it - Johan Östberg

Many tree managers conduct tree inventories to monitor urban trees, and one of the most important parameters they collect is information on the tree’s vitality, sometimes called condition. But what is tree vitality, how can this be rated and how do different user groups rate tree vitality? This presenter conducted a Delphi study to compare two different user groups: arborists (consulting, climbing and municipal) and biologists (consulting and from government agencies). The study revealed differences between how the two groups rated trees with lower vitality and the factors used to rate tree vitality.

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May

Podcast - Tree Vitality: Why Should You Care? - Jon Banks

Tree health and vitality influence a wide range of physiological processes including pest/disease susceptibility and water stress resilience. In this podcast, Dr. Banks introduces the concept of tree vitality and how it can relate to pest and disease resilience, as well as tree establishment and survival within the landscape. Listen to the Science of Arboriculture podcast and then take the accompanying CEU quiz to check your knowledge. (A, U, T, M, Bp).

   Listen to the May Podcast (complimentary)

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Video - Quantifying Climbing Efficiency - John Ball

In this month’s presentation, Dr. John Ball covers some of the evolving research on climber performance and how we can improve our climbing fitness and reduce fatigue. Watch the ISA 2020 Virtual Conference Rewind Series videocast and then take the accompanying CEU quiz to check your knowledge. (A, U, M, T, Bp).

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April

Podcast - Current Trends in Urban Forest Diagnostics - Sarah Ruark

This presentation by Dr. Ruark covers some of the current “state-of-the-art” tools and techniques used by urban foresters in determining nutrition sampling, risk assessment, and lab diagnostics for plant pathogens. Plus, a compiled list of mobile device apps currently used by diagnosticians. Listen to the Science of Arboriculture podcast and then take the accompanying CEU quiz to check your knowledge. (A, U, T, M, Bp)

   Listen to the April Podcast (complimentary)

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Video - Collaborating to Increase Urban Tree Diversity - Deb Hilbert

Join Deb Hilbert, a University of Florida PhD student in her research poster presentation of “Collaborating to Increase Urban Tree Diversity.” Listen to the ISA 2020 Virtual Conference Rewind Series videocast and then take this accompanying CEU quiz to check your knowledge. (A, U, M, T, Bp)

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March

Podcast - Native or Exotic? A Never Ending Debate in the Urban Landscape - Francesco Ferrini

When planning new green spaces it is necessary to remember that the urban environment is very different from the natural environment where species have evolved, and that, sometimes, exotic species might perform better than native species.  We should answer some questions when we have to choose the species to be planted: • Which trees should be planted in order to maximize carbon sequestration and pollutants removal? • Which species native and/or exotic can better face the temperature increase foreseen for the next decades? • Can the drought tolerance of certain species be increased through better management techniques? • How will the interaction between the different species change in the future?

   Listen to the March Podcast (complimentary)

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Video - Growing Trees in Stormwater Basins in Dry Summer Climates - Igor Lacan

Results of a five-year study of tree growth and soil moisture in GSI facilities in California and Oregon indicate adequate tree condition and growth, acceptable soil chemistry, and a complete absence of extended winter waterlogging. In contrast, summer soil moisture in GSI facilities was very low, and potentially constrained tree performance. This presentation discusses the implications for tree species selection and for irrigation management. The presenter also reviews the characteristics of artificial soils (substrates) used in GSI facilities, focusing on practical information to help arborists communicate with GSI facility planners and managers. The presentation concludes with a simple protocol for monitoring trees in GSI facilities that is readily usable in the field.

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February

Podcast - The Multiple Dimensions of Tree Defense to Insects Podcast

Join Dr. Dan Herms, winner of ISA's 2019 L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboriculture Research, as he presents key takeaways from decades of his research on dimensions of tree defense including mechanisms, physiology, and genetics. Take the accompanying  CEU quiz to check your knowledge. 

   Listen to the February Podcast (complimentary)

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Video - What Are the Next Big Ideas of Urban Forestry - Views from Young Researchers

Go in-depth with Cecil Konijnendijk, Corey Bassett, Cindy Cheng, and Sophie Nitoslawski from the University of British Columbia as they have a lively conversation about the future of Urban Forestry.   Featuring international perspectives from Canada, the United States, and China, this is a  forward-looking piece that gives a variety of viewpoints on the future of the industry as well as highlighting the career pathways of young people in this field. Take the accompanying CEU quiz to check your learning.

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Check back each month for a new podcast and video!

 

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