The Raising Trees Webinar Series is a bimonthly, one-hour webinar that discusses topics related to caring for a landscape’s most valuable resource, trees. The series will also begin to offer one monthly, one-hour webinar in Spanish. Retitled as Creciendo Arboles, these webinars are co-produced by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University and the University of Georgia.
Each of the webinars in the Raising Trees Webinar Series can be counted as one ISA Continuing Education Credit.
Dates and Topics
Each webinar is free to attend and will start at Noon CST. The webinars are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format.
January 14 – Bees, Pesticides & Politics: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Daniel A. Potter, professor of entomology, University of Kentucky
This webinar will help attendees better understand why bees and other pollinators are in peril, the role of insecticides and other factors in pollinator decline, and how land care professionals and gardeners can safeguard pollinators when managing pests of lawns and landscapes. It will also discuss pollinator conservation initiatives that can benefit growers, garden centers, and land care professionals, as well as the best woody plants for supporting bees and other pollinators.
January 21 – The Asian Longhorned Beetle Heads South: An Update on the South Carolina Infestation
David R. Coyle, assistant professor of forest health and invasive species, Clemson University department of forestry and environmental conservation
In May 2020, an Asian longhorned beetle infestation was discovered in Charleston County, South Carolina. Primarily attacking red maple trees, this pest has also been found in several other hardwood species in the area. This webinar will give an update on the current situation while discussing the beetle’s biology and ecology. Particular attention will be given to the unique situation the South Carolina infestation presents.
For more information about the Raising Trees Webinar Series, contact Beau Brodbeck at email@example.com or at 251-259-6507.