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March 2019

Lahr Native Plant Symposium

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20001
$76 – $95

Learn to look at cues from nature, whether it is pinpointing the best grasses and sedges to control stormwater or combining native plant in ways that reduce maintenance. Hear about current field research and newly discovered native species, visit an Arboretum restoration project, discover how pesky invasives can produce alluring art, or learn about plants toughing it out in some unexpected places. Speakers include C. Colston Burrell, Native Landscape Design and Restoration; Shannon Currey, Hoffman Nursery, and Dr. Aaron Floden,…

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Streambank Repair: Livestaking Workshop

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Southeastern Agriculture Research & Extension Center Manheim, PA

At this workshop, we will teach you about the process of cutting and planting live stakes, branch segments of trees and shrubs that are planted during their winter dormancy. We will spend about 30 minutes discussing how the process works and then the remainder of the time we will spend practicing the techniques directly in a stream at the workshop site. You will gain the skills you need to repeat this experience at your stream while also helping to repair…

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April 2019

Tree Care Symposium

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA

Tree populations are being affected by changing climates and conditions. This year, we look at how climate is affecting long-range planning for forest management, review the biomechanics of trees in this environment, and consider the fundamentals of soils for successful trees as well as changes in insect behavior. 5 CBLP CEUs are available.

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Webinar: Plants for Bioretention

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss some of the theory behind the interaction between plants and bioretention soil mix, reasons for plant selection, native plants, plants that accumulate contaminants, and some of the installation and maintenance issues related to bioretention. Organized by Virginia DEQ, and open to CBLPs. This is free but you must register in advance. Use this link for April 8: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5728480167364946435 The course will be repeated on April 22 from 2-3 PM.  Use this link for April 22: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7797932574653376259 1…

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Webinar: Green Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Stewardship of natural resources in the context of disturbance

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

USDA Forest Service Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series Massive social-ecological disturbance and disasters have struck the United States in recent years. In 2017 alone, the country dealt with devastation, destruction, and displacement from three major hurricanes, a nearly unprecedented wildfire season, and senseless acts of violence and terrorism. The magnitude of these disasters requires appropriate, large-scale coordinated emergency response and recovery efforts. Both research and practice demonstrate that natural resource stewardship activities can play a role in helping communities to…

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Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Demand for native meadows, particularly as an alternative to lawn, is increasing, and yet few types of landscape plantings are more misunderstood, with many failures resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants.  Far better results can be obtained when the plants and processes used reflect the ecological character of our naturally occurring meadow communities.  More than one-year wonders, meadows modeled on these ecosystems can provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of wildlife and…

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Webinar: Urban Forestry Today

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Cornell University diagnosticians Daniel Gilrein & Margery Daughtrey for the 'Urban Forestry Today' webcast as they outline the insects & diseases prevalent in 2018, to better understand what we might encounter in 2019. To connect, go to www.joinwebinar.com & enter: 804-281-3551 CBLP CEU is available 

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Native Woody Plants

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for an overview of the native woody plants of the Philadelphia region. We will explore the difference between native and introduced plants and gain an understanding of how native plants perform in the landscape, the built environment, and the ecosystems around us. We will be using The Sibley Guide to Trees as our reference to compile a list of native trees that will be of help to you in designing and constructing landscape projects. There will be an…

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Webinar: Habitat Implementation: Seeding Natives on Rights of Way

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of seeding native habitat on rights-of-way. Key topics will include: fundamentals of seed mix design; native seed sourcing and supply; site assessment and preparation; different techniques for field implementation; and considerations for subsequent maintenance and management. Our expert panel of presenters will include: - Jessi Strinmoen, Shooting Star Native Seeds - Andy Ernst or Mark Fiely, Ernst Conservation Seed - John Seymour, Roundstone Native Seeds, LLC. - Michael Retterer, Pheasants Forever, Inc. Register online…

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Webinar – Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program: Tools for Researchers, Conservation Professionals, and Citizen Scientists

April 23 @ 2:00 pm

Laura Lukens and Jennifer Thieme from the Monarch Joint Venture will discuss the goals, structure, and uses of the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP). The IMMP is a national initiative to capture information about both monarchs and their habitats across geographies and land use types. Data will be used to update population and habitat models, as well as inform how habitat conservation efforts may influence population and habitat dynamics. Viewers will learn how researchers, conservation professionals, and citizen scientists can…

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