Pennsylvania Community Forestry Lunchtime Webinar
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - Noon - 1pm
Why Care About Trees?
Presented by Julianne Schieffer, Extension Urban Forester
ISA Certified Arborist, Penn State Extension & the School of Forest Resources
The trees in our parks, yards public spaces and streetscapes-our "Community Forests"- play a vital role in the health and economic vitality of our communities. Trees affect the quality of air and water where we live, the cost of heating and cooling our homes and business, property values, and ultimately, the safety and desirability of neighborhoods and downtowns.
Unfortunately, in recent years urban trees have fallen victim to "downsizing" in the face of shrinking municipal. Aging trees are removed but not replaced, while new plantings are restricted to small trees to save on maintenance costs. While this strategy may produce some short-term savings, it fails to take into account the broader and long-term benefits that residents, businesses and community visitors seek- clean air, clean water and safe and attractive places.
Join us as we explore some of the latest research that is helping to document the role that trees play in our communities. Learn how trees are truly an accruing community asset that "pay us back" with dividends.
This is the second Pennsylvania Community Forestry Lunchtime Webinar that is part of a growing series to expand training and outreach opportunities on urban and community forestry topics.
This webinar was developed through a partnership of Penn State Extension, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Pennsylvania Community Forests.
https://meeting.psu.edu/pacommunityforestry (click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser window). Login in by registering as a guest (type your name).