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Arborist News Audio

The Arborist News audio podcast is a special benefit to ISA members and non-members alike. Arborist News Audio is a podcast version of the most current Arborist News CEU article, narrated for your convenience. Whether you’re en route to the next job or sitting on your couch, you can listen to this month’s CEU article, written on a range of topics.

This podcast was designed by the International Society of Arboriculture to help arborists stay up-to-date with the most recent topics, and provide CEU opportunities for our members. While Arborist News is usually only available to ISA members, the CEU articles and this podcast are accessible to all arborists. With Arborist News Audio, each edition’s CEU article is available as a downloadable podcast at the beginning of the month, along with the opportunity for ISA members to purchase the CEU quiz at the same time and earn credits.

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Wood Decay Fungi Identification and Management June 08, 2018 This second article about wood decay by Christine Balk, Chelsi Abbott, and A.D. Ali focuses on identification and management of wood decay fungi encountered in urban settings. Learn the three types of wood decay fungi that can cause damage, and the role that decay plays in increasing tree risk. (A,T,L,Bs) Play

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Biology and Identification of Fungi April 13, 2018 One biotic problem for trees is wood decay fungi. This article by Christine Balk, Chelsi Abbott, and A.D. Ali, the first of a two-part series, provides an overview of the complexities of fungi, explains the general life cycle of a fungus, and describes what to look for when identifying fungal fruiting bodies. (A,T,L,Bs) Play

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Arborists and Wildlife: Retaining Trees for Wildlife Habitat February 02, 2018 The survival of tree-dependent wildlife species is influenced by how arborists manage trees, even in urban areas. In this article, Brian French explores wildlife considerations when making care decisions about trees. (A,M,Bp) Play

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Tree Inventories December 01, 2017 Learn about conducting tree inventories in this issue’s CEU article by Jerry Bond. This article explores setting tree inventory objectives, the benefits and costs of tree inventories, and the resources needed to be successful. (A,M, Bm) Play

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Palms: Woody Giants of the Monocots Part 2 October 19, 2017 Learn more about palms in this second part of Palms: Woody Giants of the Monocots. This article explores symptoms of nutrient deficiency and other abiotic and biotic factors, including insects and diseases. (A,T,M,L,Bp) Play

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Palms: Woody Giants of the Monocots Part 1 August 04, 2017 Are palms considered trees? That depends on whether you’re asking a botanist, ecologist, or forester. But no matter the specific definition used; as an arborist you may have to deal with palms. In part one A.D. Ali and Leonard Burkhart Jr. examine palm identification and pruning.(A,T,M,L,Bs) Play

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Root Pruning Part 2 June 07, 2017 In this second podcast on Root Pruning, the authors look into selective versus non-selective pruning, dealing with stem-girdling roots, and how pruning can effect a tree’s long term health and stability.(A, Bs) Play

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Root Management: An Introduction April 04, 2017 Roots are a vital component to any tree’s health. Recognizing and understanding the types of roots, and how they function is the first step in good root management. Original story by Larry Costello, Gary Watson, and E. Thomas Smiley (A, Bs) Play

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Plant Health Care and Diagnostics February 10, 2017 PHC-Plant Health Care, is a holistic approach to evaluating a tree’s condition, taking into consideration both the plant, and its environment instead of focusing on any single component such as insect pests or disease causing organisms. (Original story by Chelsi Abbot and A.D. Ali) (A, Bs) Play

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Understaning Tree Responses to Stress Complexes December 09, 2016 The idea that rapidly growing trees are the most pest resistant and stress tolerant is highly ingrained. But is that always true? Trees face both abiotic and biotic attacks daily, and studies are beginning to question just how resistant, and whether cultural practices generally thought to help a growing tree, may in fact increase the stresses it faces. (A, Bs) Play

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Preserving Trees During Construction October 07, 2016 The fate of a tree can be in jeopardy in all phases of a construction project, and the highest levels of success are achieved when the arborist is brought in as early in the process as possible. This month’s CEU article looks at the planning and design phases of managing trees during construction. (A,M, Bm) Play

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Basic Tree Plumbing July 26, 2016 Every tree has its own system for moving water and nutrients through stem and branch. Christine Balk and A.D. Ali explore this natural plumbing in trees. (A, M, Bs) Play

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