​​​Urban Forestry Today

Emerging Approaches to Tree Inventory Anaylsis from Rick Harper


This research update examines the use of flexible, open-source computer programs to estimate projections of urban tree benefits (Markarian et al. 2016).

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (12-10-15) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Tree Protection During Construction: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Dr. Gary Johnson, University of Minnesota.

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Urban Forestry Today - Video Content


Recently recorded webcasts, ​University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, Amherst, MA.

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (07-14-16) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees

Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series 12-04-14 from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Roots, Trees and The Urban Environment - Part I
Dr. Taryn Bauerle, Cornell University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (01-07-16) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.

Roots, Trees and The Urban Environment - Part II
Dr. Taryn Bauerle, Cornell University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (04-07-16) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Planning Ahead for the Urban Landscape Pests of 2016

Daniel Gilrein and Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (03-03-16) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Neonicotinoids, Bees and Urban Trees: The Controversy Defined
Dr. Richard Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (05-05-16) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Tree Diversity and Exotic Threats: The 5% Solution

Dr. John Ball, South Dakota State University

Research Briefs


Research made interactive! Archived original research footage from the ​University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, Amherst, MA.

​The Urban Forestry Today 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. 

Rick Harper
Extension Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry


​Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003

rharper@eco.umass.edu

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (10-01-15) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Emerald Ash Borer Update
Dr. Nate Siegert, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH