​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. 


​​​​Urban Forestry Today

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (2-09-17) from Rick Harper


Underfoot & Underappreciated: Urban Soils & Stormwater Management

Susan D. Day, Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Urban Forestry Today (11-09-17) from Rick Harper


Performing an Urban Site Assessment of Street Tree Planting Sites

Bryant Scharenbroch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Urban Forestry Today (5-02-19) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Managing Emerald Ash Borer

Phil Lewis, Ph.D., USDA APHIS

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (01-12-17) from Rick Harper


Diversity, Collaboration & Consensus: Managing Volunteers & the Urban Forest

Emily S. Huff, Ph.D., Michigan State University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (12-13-16) from Rick Harper


Urban Wood Utilization: Options and Alternatives

Sean Mahoney - MA Dep't of Recreation and Conservation

Urban Forestry Today (4-11-19) Rick Harper on Vimeo.


They're Coming...Planning for the Urban Landscape Pests of 2019

Margery Daughtrey & Daniel Gilrein, Cornell University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (10-13-16)


What a Warming World Means for Pest Outbreaks

Mike Raupp, Ph.D., University of Maryland

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (12-08-16) from Rick Harper


Budgeting for Biomass: Urban Tree Mortality and the Bottom Line

Rich Hauer, Ph.D., Univeristy of Wisconsin - Stevens Point


Real Facts About Climate Change & Urban Trees: How Should We Prepare?

Richard Cowles, Ph.D., CT Agricultural Experiment Station

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (9-03-15)


Native Ash Seed Collecting: A Response to Emerald Ash Borer
Molly Marquand, Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (09-01-16)


The Science and Practice of Cabling and Bracing

Mark Reiland, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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Urban Trees & The Law: The Arborist's Perspective

Thomas Brady, MCA, Town of Brookline, MA

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (11-03-16) from Rick Harper


Emerald Ash Borer Research Update

Dan Herms, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Urban Forestry Today (2-01-19) Rick Harper on Vimeo.


From Seed to Shade: Establishing & Managing a Municipal Nursery

Alex Sherman, City of Springfield, MA

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (05-05-16)


Tree Diversity and Exotic Threats: The 5% Solution

Dr. John Ball, South Dakota State University

Urban Forestry Today (3-14-19) Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Designing & Promoting Urban Forestry Contracts for Municipalities

Marc Welch, City of Newton, MA

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (07-14-16)


Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees

Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (01-07-16)


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

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (5-04-17) from Rick Harper


Selecting Tough Urban Trees for Tough Urban Sites

Jeffrey K. Iles, Ph.D., Iowa State University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (07-20-17) from Rick Harper


Tree Growth and Response in a Changing Environment

Janusz Zwiazek, Ph.D., University of Alberta

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (03-03-16)


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

Urban Forestry Today (6-14-18) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Can we enhance the urban environment with non-native trees & shrubs??

Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D., Washington State University

Urban Forestry Today - Lecture Archive from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Conducting an Urban Tree Inventory: A UMass Campus Case Study

Christopher Copeland, University of Massachusetts

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (12-04-14)


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

Urban Forestry Today (10-04-18) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


The Science of Fall Leaf Colour

Abby van den Berg, Ph.D., University of Vermont

Urban Forestry Today (11-15-18) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Changing Urban Tree Canopy Cover

David Nowak, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service

Urban Forestry Today (08-31-17) from Rick Harper


Planting for Success: Innovation in the Urban Environment

David Lefcourt, City of Cambridge, MA

Urban Forestry Today (09-28-17) from Rick Harper


UAS's (Drones) and Urban Forestry: An Introduction to Their Application

Charlie Schweik, Ph.D., and Ryan Wicks, University of Massachusetts

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (5-03-18)


Those Urban Trees We Plant...How Are They Doing?

Lara Roman, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (4-05-18)


Planning Ahead for the Urban Landscape Pests of 2018

Daniel Gilrein and Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (4-13-17) from Rick Harper


Urban Trees & The Law

Julie E. Steiner, J.D., School of Law, Western New England University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (12-10-15)


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


Urban Forests for Urban Futures: How Trees Create Better Cities

Cecil Konijnendijk, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Urban Forestry Today (12-05-18) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


An Intro to GIS Applications for Arborists

Forrest Bowlick, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Urban Forestry Today (9-13-18) from Rick Harper on Vimeo.


Emerald Ash Borer Update

Nate Siegert, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service


Pruning Practices to Manage Risk & Enhance Urban Wildlife

Mark Reiland, University of Massachusetts

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast Series (04-07-16)


Planning Ahead for the Urban Landscape Pests of 2016

Daniel Gilrein and Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University

'Urban Forestry Today' Noonhour Webcast (10-01-15)


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

For more information:

Rick Harper
Extension Associate Professor of Urban and Community Forestry


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

rharper@eco.umass.edu

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