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June 11 Webinar - Dangerous Trees? Separating Fact from Fiction in Professional Risk Assessments

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Member only webinar

Date: June 11, 2019

Time: 2 P.M. EST

Title: Dangerous Trees? Separating Fact from Fiction in Professional Risk Assessments

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Koeser, Assistant Professor, Urban Tree and Landscape Management, University of Florida - Gulf Coast Research and Education Center


This Webinar will highlight: 

Urban trees provide a whole host of economic, environmental, and health benefits. However, they can also damage property and injure (or even kill) unlucky targets when failure occurs. Homeowners and property managers depend on the expert opinion of professional tree care workers when making decisions regarding the fate of a trees with questionable structural integrity. How good is this advice? Is it accurate? Are the methods used repeatable? How can arborists with the same training come to differing conclusions regarding tree safety? This webinar summarizes 6 years worth of tree risk research, ranging from experiments designed to tease out the human aspects of risk assessment and risk acceptance to the cross-validation of actual risk assessments conducted by professionals prior to Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. The talk has implications for all green industry professionals charged with the care and management of mature trees in populated areas. 

Please register for the webinar by clicking the following link:

After registering and confirmation of your ASHS membership, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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