Understanding why young urban trees die can improve future success Check out this new published research from the University of Minnesota by Daniel Wattenhofer (City of Mounds View, MN) and Gary Johnson on young tree survival. The Morton Arboretum Plant Health Care Report - 07/23/2021 Check out this new published research from the University of Minnesota by Daniel Wattenhofer (City of Mounds View, MN) and Gary Johnson on young tree survival. WEBINAR: Landscape Scale Community Forestry: Working across boundaries to advance forest health August 11, 2021 | 12:00-1:15pm CDT Rural areas across the U.S. are experiencing changes that increasingly affect the vitality of their community forests. Idaho’s Wood River Valley is no different. An outdoor recreation destination, the area’s tapestry of forest and communities weaves together national, state, municipal, and private lands, all of which face the threats of a changing climate, declining forest health, wildland fire, development pressure, and economic inequality. In this webinar, Lance Davisson and Harry Griffith will share the story of how community development leaders in Blaine County, Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, and Bellevue, Idaho came together to organize the Wood River Valley Collaborative Forest Enhancement Project. The project addresses forest health issues across land ownerships and creates sustainable solutions to the complex challenges facing the region’s forest resources. Please join us in exploring the central role that communities can play in driving landscape restoration and how urban forestry tools and approaches are used in a rural setting.
Community Forestry Corps - Apply Now Community Forestry Corps Members serve at a nonprofit or public agency with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities, with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy. Service could include tree inventorying, tree planting events, gravel bed nursery design/construction/management, Emerald Ash Borer management plan development, citizen volunteer recruitment/training/utilization, and outreach and education events. YEA Activity Kits Introducing our new YEA activity kits, to be checked out for some at home tree centric learning and fun! Includes a variety of activities for different interests. DM us or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Educational Opportunity for Underrepresented Students Urban WildFIRE will be offered as a 1-year, hybridized educational experience through which participants will gain skills in urban and community forestry, wildland fire, and professional development through the lens of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This program will utilize virtual learning environments (Summer – Fall 2021, Spring-Summer 2022) and field-based training activities (Spring 2022) to provide instruction in the following content areas: Urban and Community Forestry, Wildland Fire, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.Green Communities Leadership Institute Have you been working for years in the natural resource field & advancing your leadership skills? Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level through a focus on personal, professional & organizational growth? The Green Communities Leadership Institute began developing in 2020 as leaders across the US recognized a need & opportunity for helping our industry leaders grow to build a more resilient future for our families, our communities
The Summer Webinar Series will help you to appreciate plants in their peak season, tackle pests and problems with expertise, identify new plants on your hikes, and much more!
Apply Now! 2021 Preparing for EAB grants program The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources welcomes applications from local units of government within Minnesota that assist communities in managing ash for emerald ash borer (EAB) on public land, with $1.6 million available in general fund and Heritage Enhancement Account fund dollars to fund two-year projects. There is no minimum to the dollar amount applicants can request. The maximum amount that will be funded is $100,000.U.S. Forest Service GLRI Request for Applications
The USDA Forest Service is now requesting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant Program. We anticipate that up to $5.4 million in new funds will be available for reforestation, ecosystem restoration and forest health improvement in the Great Lakes Basin through an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This year, we are announcing and awarding funding through two grant opportunities at the same time: 1) Cooperative Weed Management Areas and 2) Forest Restoration.Green Futures Program - Apply Now! Tree Trust's Green Futures Program provides funds to plant trees in public spaces around the metro area.
Educational Opportunity for Underrepresented Students Urban WildFIRE will be offered as a 1-year, hybridized educational experience through which participants will gain skills in urban and community forestry, wildland fire, and professional development through the lens of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This program will utilize virtual learning environments (Summer – Fall 2021, Spring-Summer 2022) and field-based training activities (Spring 2022) to provide instruction in the following content areas: Urban and Community Forestry, Wildland Fire, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.2021 ISA Virtual Conference Student Grants: AREA offers competitive grants for students interested in attending and presenting at the 2021 Virtual International Society of Arboriculture Conference. AREA will award five grants to the top applicants. Grant recipients will receive $250 (USD). Recipients also receive complimentary conference registration and a ticket to the AREA Meeting and Social event.Tree Inspector Certification - Self-Paced Online Course & Exam Available
About: The Online Tree Inspector Certification Course and Exam provides all the educational materials and exam in a self-paced online course. Prepare for the Tree Inspector certification exam via pre-recorded webinars and supplemental materials on important topics such as oak wilt, Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer, and best planting practices. Exam provided within the online course platform.