Virtual Education Options

Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria (TSAA) has a series of YouTube videos on all sorts of topics relevant to our work in Richmond. Check out their videos here.

Blue Ridge PRISM has Callery Pears in their sights, learn all about them on April 19, 11:30am to 1:00 pm. Registration is required, link here

Community Throughlines: Engagement Through Green Spaces (1 TS credit hour)

– Sheri Shannon, Southside ReLeaf

Brown Bag Webinar 2/21/23: Survey for Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses. (1 TS credit hour)

Presented by Blue Ridge PRISM

Tree Health Care Diagnostics Process 2/21/2023 (1 TS credit hour)

11:00 am-12:00 pm, FREE, registration required

Presented by Rainbow Ecoscience

Getting effective results in your plant health care program begins with accurately diagnosing the plant health care issue on your client’s and constituent’s trees and plants. In this first in a series of educational webinars, we’ll discuss:

– How to take a systematic approach to tree diagnostics
– Importance of accurate tree identification
– Recognition of patterns in tree diseases
– Distinction between signs and symptoms
– Elements of a basic tool kit for performing tree diagnostics

Spotted Lanternfly 101: What to Expect When It’s Found in Your Area 2/23/2023 (1 TS credit hour)

11:00 am-12:00 pm, FREE, registration required

Presented by Rainbow Ecoscience

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) has expanded across the country since it was first discovered in 2014 in eastern PA. In 2022, it was found as far west as Iowa and as far south as North Carolina. With this expansion, it has become crucial for communities, tree care, landscape, and pest management professionals to be ready to protect their clients’ and constituents’ plants and property. This webinar will provide an introductory background on Spotted Lanternfly, its life cycle, biology, behavior, and management solutions. We will also discuss existing research and the available tools to protect trees and plants in the urban environment.

Biology and Management of Scale Insects in the Eastern United States 3/09/2023 (1 TS credit hour)

10:00 am-11:00 am, FREE, registration required

Presented by Rainbow Ecoscience

Scale insects are a large and diverse group of insects that are important in our North American landscapes. These sap-feeding insects attack a variety of landscape and garden plants, impacting overall aesthetic value and vigor. In this talk, we will discuss common scale insects in the eastern United States and their impacts. We will also introduce frequently employed prevention and control methods.

Dr. Ed Gilman Arboriculture Video Series

Dr. Ed Gilman is professor emeritus at University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Department. These 51 videos, organized into modules, vary in length. One viewing hour = 1 TS credit