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Can Cicadas Harm Plants and Trees?

Tom O'Dell, natural areas specialist at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan witnessed the periodical Cicada emergence 17 years ago and explains what damage may occur to plants and young trees as the insects emerge again.

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5/4/21
A Threat to Ecological Investments: Plant Pathogens in Landscape Restoration Projects

To repair ecological damage caused by construction, landscape managers typically apply restoration techniques - but what if these activities further damage the ecology? Invasive Phytophthora pathogens have been inadvertently introduced to...

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4/29/21
Pine health issues in the southeastern U.S.

Several biotic and abiotic stressors, including insects, pathogens, and weather, can impact pine growth in the Southeast. Dr. David Coyle (Clemson University) will provide a general overview of identification, impact, and management strategies for pine...

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4/16/21
Bartlett Tree Experts Series: Sustainable Landscape Management

Greg reviews the key components to maintaining our stressed landscapes with tried and true Sustainable Landscape Management practices.

Speaker: Greg Paige, Director of Horticulture and Arboretum Curator, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and...

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12/15/20
A Call to Action for Ash Tree Conservation and Resistance Breeding

Ash tree species in North America are under mortal threat from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), now in 35 states and five Canadian provinces. There are ongoing efforts to conserve this native tree species by producing genetically diverse, resistant...

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3/30/20
How plant diseases devastate food crops in African countries

This video was created about plant diseases’ impact, primarily aimed at non-expert laypeople, and to draw attention to the importance of the CONNECTED Network in helping address these issues. It takes the example of the cassava crop in Africa to show...

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10/11/19
Spotted Lanternfly: What Natura Areas Professionals Should Know about this New Invasive Insect

This webinar was brought to you by the Natural Areas Association.

Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Forestry Extension Educator, Penn State University.

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9/13/19
How a Public Garden is Redefining Outreach in the Urban Forest

In August 2008, a dangerous pest, the nonnative, invasive Asian longhorned beetle, was discovered in Worcester County, Massachusetts. To contain the infestation, Worcester County was put under quarantine and whole neighborhoods were clear-cut in a...

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6/28/19
EAB in Northeastern U.S.: Background, Updates & Future Direction

EAB has become more prevalent in the northeastern U.S. State and federal agencies, universities and Extension specialists are continuing to manage this wood pest (and others) threatening the woodlands and communities using several strategies that have...

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5/24/19
The Emerald Ash Borer: Strategies for Conserving Ash in the Urban Forest

This presentation will review research that provides scientific basis for EAB management and conservation of ash in urban environments. Results of multiyear insecticide trials with soil applied, trunk injected, and bark applied systemic insecticides...

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12/11/18
Green-Wood Cemetery GIS Project

This is an example of how a historic landscape and public garden used GIS to map, track, and monitor tree health on their grounds. The presentation highlights how one might be able to use GIS at their public garden and some of the key features GIS...

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10/31/18
The Future of the Profession of Plant Pathology

This webinar is a detailed analysis of recent data and trends in the field of plant pathology, presented by David Gadoury from the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. 

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2/1/18
Denver Botanic Gardens-Emerald Ash Borer Video

In collaboration with the band Flobots, Denver Botanic Gardens created a fun educational video on the impacts of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. 

 

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10/9/17
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9/29/16
Asian Longhorned Beetle Scouting Resources

Check out these resources for Asian longhorned beetle scouting tips and related Photo Clue Handout & Monitoring Checklist

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11/13/15