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New guidance for tracking long-term tree survival, growth, and health

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

Education Community Town Hall: Pivoting School Field Trips

While many public gardens are open for visitors, many schools started the fall teaching remotely or having limited in-school time. Educators are thinking of and creating ways to continue to serve school groups amidst the ongoing pandemic. A number of gardens are switching to virtual field trips; some are hosting small groups on site. We’ll explore the changing scene in offering school programs. Kathy Johnson of Chicago Botanic Garden and Karin Davidson-Taylor with Royal Botanical Gardens will share what they have planned.

Reimagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19

Historically, in the U.S., individual giving has been the biggest source of private giving. According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019” and individual giving “totaled an estimated $309.66 billion, rising 4.7% in 2019” representing 69% of total giving.  

In Her Shoes: Stories, Insights & Perspectives from Women of Color in Philanthropy

The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland in partnership with Candid Midwest is hosting “In Her Shoes – Stories, Insights, and Perspectives from Women of Color. This special event includes a dynamic panel of women of color; trustees, foundation presidents, staff, development officers and others who have navigated the field, persisted and produced impact for communities through their role in philanthropy.

Virtual IDEA Cafe 2020

Hosted by the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee with special guests Anna Brunner, Senior Equity and Justice Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation and Abra Lee, 2020 Longwood Fellow. Check out this video and accompanying document with questions and answers to hear diverse perspectives about IDEA principles!

The Science and Practice of Managing Forests in Cities

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.

COVID-19 & Sustainability Discussion: Recap & Reflection

This group discussion, facilitated by AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, was guided by these questions:

  • How are you continuing to make progress during this challenging time?
  • What additional resources have been helpful to you?
  • How are we serving our institutions and demonstrating value in this moment?
  • How do we plan and prepare for what comes next?

This webinar will provide a recap of this discussion series as well as reflections on moving forward.

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