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Community Forestry Short Course: Planning & Managing Green Infrastructure
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Community Forestry Short Course: Planning & Managing Green Infrastructure

3/29/2016 to 3/31/2016

When: March 29, 30 and 31, 2016 Attend 1 or all 3 days
9 am - 4:45 pm daily
Where: Penn State University Ag Science & Industries Building
Room 110
University Park  
United States
Contact:
Vincent Cotrone

Phone: 570-825-1701

Details
Planning and managing the green infrastructure of street trees, parks, and open spaces will help any municipality safely take advantage of the many benefits these assets provide. With proper planning and management, these assets appreciate and pay us back with time. Join us for Community Forestry Short Course: Planning & Managing Green Infrastructure.

In-Person & Online Options
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 21, 2016

Agenda:
Day 1 – Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – Components of a Community Forestry Program
9:00am Introduction to the Course
9:15am The Role of Tree Commissions in Community Green Infrastructure
10:15am Break
10:30 am Overcoming Obstacles to Trees – Alan Sam, Arborist, State College Borough
11:15 Enacting Street Tree and Other Environmental Ordinance
Dr. William Elmendorf, Penn State University
12:15 Lunch Break
1:00pm Developing a Community Forest Plan - Dr. William Elmendorf
2:00pm Working with Trees and Utilities - Alex Brown, Manager, Vegetation
Management, PECO Energy
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Public Administration/ Working Within Your Community – Julianne Schieffer,
Extension Urban Forester, Penn State University
3:45pm Trees, Sidewalks, and Other Conflicts - Vincent Cotrone, Extension Urban
Forester, Penn State University
4:30pm Adjourned for the day


Day 2 – Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – Managing Trees and Risk in Your Community
9:00 am Assessing and Managing Tree Risk – Scott Sjolander, Extension Urban Forester, Penn State University
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Trees and the Law – Attorney Gilbert P. High Jr., High, Swartz LLP
12:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm Conducting a Street and Park Tree Inventory – Brian Wolyniak, Extension Urban Forester, Penn State University
2:15 pm Using iTree to Quantify Urban Forest Benefits - Jason Henning, Davey Tree/USDA FS
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Urban Tree Canopy Assessments - Mark Hockley, Tree Canopy & Green
Infrastructure Specialist, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
4:00 pm Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management – Vincent Cotrone, Extension Urban Forester
4:45pm Adjourned for the day


Day 3 – Thursday, March 31, 2016 – Moving Community Forestry Forward in Your Community
9:00 am Planning For Trees – Julianne Schieffer, Extension Urban Forester, Penn State
9:45 am Developing Community Partnerships and Working with Volunteers–
Mindy Maslin, Project Manager, Tree Tenders, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Marketing Your Community Forestry Program – John Bartorillo, MLB Advertising
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Raising Funds for Your Community Forest – Danielle Crumrine, Executive
Director, Tree Pittsburgh
2:00 pm An Overview of the TreeVitalize Program and Tree City USA – Ellen Roane,
Community Forestry Training and Partnership Specialist, Pennsylvania DCNR
Bureau of Forestry
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Contracting Pruning, Planting, and Other Tree Work – Bernie Dincher, Board
Certified Master Arborist, Dincher and Dincher Tree & Totally Trees Consulting
3:45 pm Utilizing Wood from the Urban Forest - Bernie Dincher, Dincher and Dincher
Tree Surgeons and Tom Svec, Tom Svec Furniture Design (invited)
4:45 pm Class Adjourned

This course is eligible for the following PCH CEUs:
Day 1 - 4 PCH CEUs
Day 2 - 5 PCH CEUs
Day 3 - 4 PCH CEUs

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