UCANR - Trees for Tomorrow Start Today

on Tuesday, March 9, 2021
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Goal: To increase tree health and reduce impacts of urban heat islands by properly selecting and caring for trees today to ensure a greener tomorrow

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Via Zoom

8:15: Welcome and Workshop Overview - Rose Epperson (Executive Director, Western Chapter ISA), Elizabeth Skrzat (Executive Director, Chino Basin WCD); Mandy Parkes (District Manager, Inland Empire Resource Conservation District); Tamara Hedges (Executive Director, UCR Palm Desert) and, Janet Hartin (Environmental Horticulturist, University of California Cooperative Extension)

8:30: Benefits of Landscape Trees and ‘Best Practices’ for Their Selection and Care (Janet Hartin)

9:15: Are Your Trees Safe? Tree Risk Assessment/Case Studies (Jeremy Rappoport, Certified Arborist, Certified Arborist Expert Witness, Registered Consulting Arborist, Tree Risk Assessor, President, Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC)

10:00: Break

10:15: Working Together Across Professions ‘Success Stories’: Hector Ramirez, Cal State San Bernardino; Dave Roger, retired, City of Claremont; Cris Falco, West Coast Arborists; Angela Johnson, Coachella Valley Water District; iMandy Parkes, IERCD; Ryan Stendell, Director of Community Development, City of Palm Desert.

11:50: Questions/Discussion with Morning Speakers

12:15: Lunch Break 

1:00: Roundtable Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities to Increase Tree Health and Tree Canopies (small group discussions based on geography and profession/interest group that include city planners, community service directors, arborists, landscape architects, landscapers, water district managers, HOA managers, golf course superintendents, nursery growers, UC master gardeners, concerned citizens, etc.)

2:00: Reports from Roundtable Discussions (Group Leaders)

2:45: ‘Next Steps’ (Workshop Organizers)

3:00: End of Workshop


While there is no charge for this workshop, you must register to secure your space. We will email you verification of your registration and the agenda within two business days. Questions? Email Janet Hartin at jshartin@ucanr.edu. 






This is an online event,