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Speaker: Beau Brodbeck, PhD – Extension Specialist in Community Forestry & Arboriculture
Topic: Hurricane Sally has caused significant tree damage on Alabama and Floridas Gulf Coast. This presentation will help audiences identify common types of tree damage, understand their remediation options and plan for a more storm resilient urban forest in the future.
Bio: Beau Brodbeck is both an Extension Specialist and an Affiliate Faculty in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. Beau holds a PhD in forestry and is both an Alabama Registered Forester and ISA Certified Arborist. Over the past seventeen years Beau has worked in various facets of forest and urban forest management. He began his career as a forestry consultant before transitioning to become an Urban Forest Specialist at Auburn University managing the Alabama hurricane recovery program. Over the past few years Beau has developed a number of educational programs and publications to serve the forestry and urban forestry communities in Alabama. His research has focused on urban forestry practices as well as migrant labor within the forest industry. Beau currently serves as Chair of the board of trustees at Tree Fund and is a past president of the International Society of Arboriculture Southern Chapter.