Urban Tree Conference: Storm Damaged Trees

Trees are a valuable asset to nature, but their value is often overlooked in urban settings. The six-day, 18 session virtual Urban Tree Conference for industry professionals and avid gardeners will cover all aspects of urban tree planning, implementation and management. 

Storm damage is a common issue faced by urban tree managers. But not all storms – nor all trees – are the same. Many factors can influence the severity of damage, which can range from a few small broken branches to whole tree failure resulting in catastrophic consequences. This presentation will cover different types of storm events and how trees fail differently in each. We will also discuss a range of conditions that predispose trees to failure. The goal of this presentation is for the audience to get a better understanding of why and how trees are damaged in storms and come away with some ideas on how to prevent it.

Registration opens November 13, 2020. 

Cost: $10 per day, $50 for the entire program. Fee waivers are available. Email Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu.

CEUs Available: The Illinois Arborist Association has approved this workshop to fulfill mandatory Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Allsup at kallsup@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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11:10AM-12:15 PM
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