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Our Webinars

Tree Talk: Managing Tree Risk in Winter Storms



      In-person event: January 31, 2024

      ZOOM webinar: February 20, 2024


The winter storms of 2024 rattled us all. More than ever, people wonder about the safety of their trees or trees in the neighborhood. The fate of one tree does not determine the fate of a neighboring tree however, as many factors are involved. In fact, Board Certified Master Arborist and qualified Tree Risk Assessor Will Koomjian of Emergent Tree Works calls this a "once in a generation event", and likely not the new norm. "We have to remember we're in a very unusual situation and overall the risk that we face from trees is very low."


Before you rush to cut down remaining trees, listen as Will speaks to us about how to identify and mitigate tree risk. Find out what Will looks for to assess a tree and how to carefully plan for actions that prevent or correct hazards whenever possible. 

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Trees for Cooler Schools

There is a need for increased tree canopy throughout the county. This discussion focuses on how publicly owned school grounds are a perfect place to start. Research has shown the physical and mental health benefits trees provide our communities and offers an educational opportunity for students to learn about the life cycle and care of trees. Learn about the recent developments in this new field of research.

Aired April 18, 2023

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How a Washington County Urban Forestry Program
Can Save Our Trees

Scott Altenhoff, Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program Manager explores some of the major urban forestry issues facing Washington County, with a focus on recommended best practices for urban forest planning, assessment and management, disaster prevention, response, and recovery.

Aired January 17, 2023

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