Webinar Series 2018-2019

Join us for our monthly webinar series!

Third Wednesdays | 10:00 – 11:00 am Eastern Time

September: Wednesday 19, 2018 (90 min)

Introductions: As we skipped our annual meeting and have several newcomers lets spend a sometime on introductions including programs underway, before the speaker Danielle Gift (NYC Parks) will discuss how risky trees are managed in the Big Apple. Our meeting will then close with a Q&A.


October: Wednesday 17, 2018

Yasha Magarik (Yale Urban Resources Initiative) will share the results of recent research  on multi-stemmed trees. Many program rely on accurate and useful measurements of tree diameter.  Multi-stemmed trees present particular challenges.


November: Wednesday 21, 2018

Deer Management: Carla Garcia and Katrina Toal (NYC Parks), Barry Bessler (Philadelphia Parks)

December: Wednesday 19, 2018

Lights Out DC

Christine Sheppard, Director Glass Collisions Program American Birds Conservancy

Anne Lewis, President, City Wildlife Inc


January: Wednesday 16, 2019

Green Job skills training with the formerly incarcerated: Katherine Beechman (Yale URI) and Shea Zwerver (PA Urban and community Forestry Council) will each talk about their urban forestry workforce development programs designed for ex-offenders and other populations with barriers to employment.


February: Wednesday 20, 2019

Environmental Education in the District

Rebecca Davis Education Consultant & EDU Program Manager for Clean Air Partners

Tommy Lawrence, Earth Conservation Corp


March: Wednesday 20, 2019

Nature Prescriptions – Program Updates and Research Status from Philadelphia’s NaturePHL

Michelle C. Kondo, Research Social Scientist USDA Forest Service

Elisa Sarantschin, Program Manager Nature PHL


April: Wednesday 17, 2019

Non-native invasive species management in open space

Ashley Dickerson (Baltimore Recreation and Parks)


May: Wednesday 22, 2019

Urban Tree Health Monitoring (THM) and the project dashboard

Rachel Holmes, The Nature Conservancy

Michelle Johnson, USDA Forest Service


June: Wednesday 19, 2019

Megan Draheim, Director of the District Coyote 


July: Wednesday 17, 2019

Gabby Fitts – Community Forestry Coordinator for Asheville GreenWorks