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Alabama is home to more than 4.7 million people. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System reaches one in three Alabamians, providing research-based educational programs in agriculture; forestry, wildlife, and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; economic and community development; 4-H and youth development; and urban affairs.

Socio-economic data can provide important insights into the residents of the state’s 67 counties.  This county data is an important tool of Alabama Extension, which uses it to target and fine tune its programs.

One resource used by Extension can be found at AlabamaPossible.org

Poverty by County

Barriers to Prosperity: Data Sheet 2020

 

As a part of the Raising Trees Webinar Series, professionals presents a one-hour webinar in Spanish once a month. Retitled as Creciendo Arboles, these webinars are co-produced by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University and the University of Georgia.

Details

This webinar series is free to attend. These sessions can also be counted as ISA Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Dates and Topics

April 8 –Integrating Interdisciplinary Tools for Urban Tree Management

Francisco Escobedo, research social scientist with the Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability, USDA Forest Service

Today, urban tree management requires more than planting and pruning trees. For better planning and management in the medium and long term, multiple tools and disciplines are also required. This presentation will show how tools based on ecology, economics, and other disciplines can contribute to the sustainability of trees. Examples of applied ecology and economics will be presented and how they can provide tools, guidelines and policies to promote the benefits of urban forests.

Registration: https://auburn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4L41KW5VTUe7aIrRZoScmw

This three-part virtual series will familiarize audiences with key legal concepts associated with managing urban trees from various professional perspectives, including commercial, consulting, and municipal forest management.

Details

This webinar series is free to attend. However, for those wishing to earn continuing education credits, there is a processing fee of $25 per session. This series can be counted toward ISA Continuing Education Units (CEU) for arborists and SAF Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits for foresters. A Certificate of Attendance is also available for use by landscape architects, attorneys, municipal professionals, and others.
 
To register for continuing education credits and/or a Certificate of Attendance, visit the Alabama Extension Store. After registering for credits, return to this page to register for the corresponding webinar session(s).

Dates and Topics

Each webinar starts at Noon CT. The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. Registration is required.

 

May 27 – Introduction to Key Legal Concepts in the Management of Urban Trees

Duration: 2 hours including a 15 minute question and answer session

  • Welcome
    • Beau Brodbeck, Skip Kincaid, and Dale Dickens
  • Presentation 1:  Key Legal Concepts:  Negligence and Duty – 45 minutes
    • Scott Rouse, Alabama Forestry Commission
  • Presentation 2:  Neighbor Law – 1 hour
    • Joe Samnik, Expert Tree Consultants
  • Q&A session – 15 minutes

Registration: https://auburn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DUaAU80ITimxaNS8NDyGLA

 

June 3 – Consulting Arboriculture: Reducing Your Exposure to Liability

Duration: 2 hours including a 15 minute question and answer session

  • Presentation 1:  Concepts of Risk and Liability for Commercial and Consulting Arborists – 45 minutes
    • Skip Kincaid, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
  • Presentation 2:  A Review of ANSI A300 and How It Affects How You Do Business – 1 hour
    • Joe Samnik, Expert Tree Consultant, LLC
  • Q&A session – 15 minutes

Registration: https://auburn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nez0hmBmS1S02g8bZFXnQg

 

June 17 – Municipal Arboriculture: Minimizing your Community’s Legal Exposure

Duration: 2.5 hours including a 15 minute question and answer session

  • Presentation 1: How are Alabama Communities Addressing Tree Risk and Liability: Results from an Alabama Study – 15 minutes
    • Beau Brodbeck, Alabama Extension specialist
  • Presentation 2: Managing Municipal Forests: Where are the Legal Challenges? – 1 hour
    • Joe Samnik, Expert Tree Consultant, LLC
    • Topics: Tree injuries, roots and sidewalks, sign visibility, and the role of ordinances and inventories
  • Presentation 3: Good Steps, Bad Steps – 1 hour
    • Skip Kincaid, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
  • Q&A Session – 15 Minutes

Registration: https://auburn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_irwQgeUSTaaXHiVabnOOdQ

Sponsoring Organizations

  • The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University
  • The Alabama Forestry Commission
  • The Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture 

 

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