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Tree Diversity and Exotic Threats: The 5% Solution

  • 05/05/2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • Webinar

Webinar -- Univ. Massachusetts Urban Forestry Today May 05 Noonhour (Eastern) Webcast - Tree Diversity and Exotic Threats:  The 5% Solution.

Dr. John Ball, South Dakota State University

With increased international trade our urban forests continue to experience a plethora of stress-factors that include a continuing assault from exotic pest threats. Diversification related to urban tree selection is one important component of plant health care. Dr. John Ball will outline proper steps to choosing urban trees, with emphasis for diversity being at the genera, not species, level. This presentation will explain why the old "10-20-30 rule" needs to become simply "the 5% solution."


To attend, visit  www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code 141-234-395.                                                                           For more information, contact:  Rick Harper, Department of Environmental Conservation,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst;   rharper@eco.umass.edu  

   The Urban Forestry Today 2016 Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation,University of Massachusetts Extension, and Massachusetts Tree Wardens' & Foresters' Association. 

 

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