TREE Fund announced two webinars coming in early June – The Calm Before: Tree Adjustments to Wind & Ice Storm Loads with Dr. Kim Coder, and Fighting Microbes with Microbes to Protect Our Native Trees with Dr. Rachael Antwis.

The Calm Before: Tree Adjustments to Wind & Ice Storm Loads with Dr. Kim Coder will be held June 2 at noon CDT, and offers1 ISA and SAF CEU available with the live broadcast. 

Trees grow with, and adjust to, large lateral and vertical loads caused by wind and gravity. Storms with strong winds and ice can push trees beyond their ability to reconfigure or fall back to reduce drag. Exceeding tree structural ice and wind load limits cause branch, root, and crown failures, or complete catastrophic loss of the tree. Wind loads greatly increase with small mile-per-hour velocity changes. Storm wind loads and ice storm issues, and how they impact trees, will be reviewed.

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes to Protect Our Native Trees with Dr. Rachael Antwis will be held June 9 at noon CDT, and offers1 ISA and SAF CEU available with the live broadcast.

Ash dieback is a fungal disease sweeping through Europe, causing up to 95% loss of ash; one our most common tree species. In this seminar, Dr. Rachael Antwis will provide an overview of the disease, and how researchers are attempting to limit the loss of this important tree species. She will also discuss her recent research, funded by the TREE Fund’s Jack Kimmel International Grant, looking at how natural microbial communities in ash leaves may be important for regulating disease progression within the host.

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