Must attend full day to receive 7 hours of ISA CEUs. Discover challenges and strategies associated with saving trees in the aftermath of drought events. Attendees will gain insights into the impacts of drought on tree health, proactive measures to mitigate drought stress, and effective techniques for tree recovery and restoration.
Key Objectives:

Understanding Drought Impacts on Trees: Participants will develop an understanding of the physiological and ecological impacts of drought on tree health, including root damage, canopy dieback, and increased susceptibility to pests and diseases.
Identifying Signs of Drought Stress: The presentation will cover common signs and symptoms of drought stress in trees, such as wilting leaves, premature leaf drop, and bark damage. Attendees will learn how to recognize and assess drought-affected trees in urban and natural landscapes.
Proactive Drought Mitigation Strategies: Emphasis will be placed on proactive measures to mitigate drought stress and improve tree resilience before, during, and after drought events. Participants will learn about strategies such as mulching, proper irrigation, soil amendments, and tree selection for drought tolerance.
Tree Recovery and Restoration Techniques: The session will explore effective techniques for tree recovery and restoration following drought events. Attendees will learn how to assess tree health, prioritize treatment options, and implement appropriate interventions to support tree recovery and promote long-term resilience.
Community Engagement and Outreach: The presentation will highlight the importance of community engagement and outreach in saving trees after drought. Participants will learn how to educate stakeholders, mobilize volunteers, and collaborate with local organizations to support tree recovery efforts in affected communities.
Key Takeaways:

• Enhanced understanding of the impacts of drought on tree health and strategies for mitigating drought stress.
• Knowledge of proactive measures to support tree resilience and mitigate drought impacts in urban and natural landscapes.
• Insights into effective techniques for tree recovery and restoration following drought events.
• Practical guidance for engaging communities and stakeholders in tree recovery efforts after drought.
• Inspiration and resources for implementing proactive measures and supporting tree recovery efforts in affected communities.
By attending this presentation, participants will gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance their ability to save trees after drought events, promote tree resilience, and support long-term urban and natural landscape sustainability.