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Dec 31, 2020

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We are excited to to continue the provide access to our Spring/Summer 2020 Carolina Canopy Webinar Series through access to the recorded sessions.  The webinars allow us to provide you with new opportunities to learn about urban tree management practices, allowing you to stay involved with the industry through remote learning opportunities.

The following recorded webinars are available for access. Continuing education credits will be available (ISA, SAF, NC Landscape contractor, landscape architect) after successful completion of an on-line quiz. To register, please email Mindy Hidenfelter at ncufc2@gmail.com and indicate which webinar recording(s) you would like to view.  Payment instructions will be provided at that time.

Cost per webinar: $10 for NCUFC members, $15 for non-members

Recorded Webinars:

Trees and Stormwater 

April 14, 2020

Speakers: Aaron Reese and Anna Reh-Gingerich, City of Wilmington               

We all know trees use water, but how much do they use? Do they really have an impact on runoff from storm events? We’ll explore these questions and learn how much impact trees make in the fight against water pollution.


Designing Landscapes with Trees in Mind

April 28,2020

Speaker: Julieta Sherk, NC State University             

 Julieta will discuss techniques used to design urban landscapes with trees, allowing for both above and below ground growth.


Strategies for Effective Tree Ordinances

May 13, 2020

Speakers: Dr. Paul Ries, Insightful Nature LLC

Effective public tree ordinances are a key ingredient in a successful municipal urban forestry program. But many cities struggle to find the right balance in developing, administering, or evaluating a tree ordinance. Dr. Ries will discuss philosophies, processes, and strategies for making your tree ordinance as effective as it can be. Attendees will also learn about how NC regulations and statutes may impact the ability to regulate trees within your municipality.  


The Operational Aspects of Tree Protection Ordinances

May 27, 2020

Speaker: Ed Macie, US Forest Service (Retired)             

 This presentation will focus on best management practices related to the requirements and implementation of tree protection ordinances, with a focus on infill development.  These elements include regulated tree coverage and protection standards, specific site planning and implementation, special encroachment techniques, boundary tree conflicts, and enforcement tools. Participants will be able to use this information to craft or revise tree protection ordinances to meet the specific needs of their community.  


Heat Related Illnesses & the Hidden Dangers

June 9, 2020

Speaker: Matt Losey, Bartlett Tree Experts               

 Attendees will learn about the types of heat related illnesses and their signs and symptoms common for tree care and landscape professionals. Matt will also discuss ways to protect you and your crew while working during the summer heat.  

(Credits: ISA, SAF, NCLC)

Spotted Lanternfly: A Threat to NC Landscapes

June 23, 2020

Speaker: Whitney Swink, NCDA Plant Industry Division               

 Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that was first detected in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014. This presentation will cover its life cycle and biology, hosts, signs and symptoms, regulatory updates, and how we're preparing to combat the pest when it gets to North Carolina.

(Credits: ISA, SAF, NCLC)

The Landscape Below: Encouraging Trees to be on Their Best Behavior

July 7, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Barb Fair, NC State Univ.               

This presentation will explore the relationship between soils and trees. What do trees REALLY need to thrive and be able to provide maximal benefits? What are we doing right and what are we doing wrong? We will also discuss research results of creating the ideal designer soil. Is it really ideal?


The Native Plant Paradox: The Costs and Benefits of Using Native Trees in Urban Landscapes

July 21, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Steve Frank, NC State Univ.               

The right plant in the right place is a basic tenant of IPM and sustainable urban landscapes. Many people assume natives are the "right plants" for all places. Our research shows that native trees can support more pests than exotic trees a problem that gets worse at the most urban sites. Many exotic trees also support as much insect biodiversity as natives. Thus, exotic trees may be the "right plants" for highly urban pest prone places.


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