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Managing Municipal Trees

This free webinar explores the role and function of municipal tree commissions and street tree ordinances.


 When (Date/Time)

July 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Online Webinar

View on meeting.psu.edu

Planning and managing community trees and green infrastructure can help any municipality safely take advantage of the wealth of benefits these assets provide.   In Pennsylvania, volunteer tree commissions are appointed and are given “custody and control” of the street trees. Well-designed tree ordinances ensure fair and consistent management and protection of the public’s investment in their community forest. Without functioning tree commissions and street tree ordinances, a community’s tree may quickly be destroyed or removed without any consideration of their value or their replacement.

Presented by Bill Elmendorf, Associate Professor of Community and Urban Forestry, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

How to attend the webinars

  • Login in by registering as a guest (type in your name).
  • The site is active and you can test the link now. Join as a guest using your first and last name. There is no login or password for participants. This webinar is free.
  • You will need speakers or a headset to hear the webinar audio, but you will not need a microphone.
  • It is highly recommended that you join the meeting early so that we can troubleshoot any audio or video technical difficulties. A host will be available at the meeting site at 11 am that morning to assist you.
  • You may be prompted to download an Adobe Connect add-on when you first enter the meeting room. You may choose to do this or not; you should be able to participate in the webinar either way.

The Lunchtime Webinar Series is a partnership of Penn State Extension, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, DCNR TreeVitalize, Pennsylvania Community Forests and USDA Forest Service.


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Sorry about the late posting.  That and the time delay to have it approved pushed it past the time to participate.  I did listen in.  It is a very informative presentation and will be available for review online.  I'll post other webinar info as it becomes available.

Also, several links to Tree Care and Urban Forestry were listed at this webinar.  If anyone needs more info, just ask.

I hope in the future to see other Shade Tree Commission members from Ridley Park in attendance.  There were over 80 participants from all over PA and beyond.


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