Field monitoring of urban trees is essential to learn how urban forests change over time. Many arborists and urban forest managers worldwide seek to understand how their tree systems are faring in terms of growth, health, and mortality. The Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Working Group of the International Society of Arboriculture has developed standard protocols and effective strategies for long-term data collection. This new guidance, which includes a Field Guide, Resource Guide, and companion training videos, gives detailed instructions for how to record a small set of variables consis
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1.Implications of increasing heat
2.Challenges in urban areas –those most vulnerable
3.Green infrastructure as one solution
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association's Plant Conservation Community. Hosted by: Carrie Radcliffe (Restoration Coordinator, Atlanta Botanical Garden), Chair; Holly Forbes (Curator, University of California Botanical Garden), Vice-Chair
Association Education Community Annual Meeting hosted by: Kristie Webber (Director, Interpretive Programs, Chicago Botanic Gardens), Chair; Gabe Tilove (Adult Education Coordinator, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens), Vice-Chair; and Joan Thomas (Director, External Relations, American Public Gardens Association), Staff Liaison.
Join our virtual panel where you will hear from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the American Red Cross, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), and Candid that have experience mobilizing funds during moments of crisis. They will reflect and draw on lessons learned and best practices from past experiences and will speak to short, medium, and long-term fundraising tactics nonprofits can employ during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Community foundations play a key role in the development of local communities. The San Francisco Foundation, the Denver Foundation, and Candid discuss how their donor-advised funds (DAFs) are creating a positive impact in their communities. The presenters also share some strategies that nonprofits can employ to access this funding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and after the pandemic is over.
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This webinar presentation lays the groundwork for an in-depth symposium at the upcoming 2020 Natural Areas Conference that will address wildfire, herbivory, climate warming, development pressures, cross-boundary management, and regional monitoring of aspen in the Western United States.
Katrina Outland Deputy Prosecutor for Skagit County, Washington, and former biologist presented findings from her research on Venus flytrap poaching and the challenges of enforcing legal protections for plants. For some plants, poaching is a leading threat to their survival. Venus flytraps are one such species—they are endemic only to one small region on the planet and serve as easy cash for poachers selling to collectors or makers of fake health tonics.
Rx for Hot Cities: Urban Greening and Cooling to Reduce Heat-Related Mortality in Los Angeles and Beyond
Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy. Among the many causes of canopy loss, development is a key driver, and is one that communities can significantly influence through local codes, ordinances and other planning tools. In 2018, the Center for Watershed Protection released the guide “Making your Community Forest-Friendly: A Worksheet for Review of Municipal Codes and Ordinances” to help communities better address these challenges.
The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of nearby residents. However, natural areas are threatened by development as city populations grow, and are susceptible to invasive plants and fragmentation all of which can lead to a decline in forest health and the benefits they can provide. In this webinar, Sarah Charlop-Powers and Dr.