February 2015 Monthly Call

Thanks to everybody who was able to make it to our first webinar, and thanks to Jake Milofsky at Tree Pittsburgh for putting on an awesome presentation and answering all our questions! We had 23 people on, which is a great turnout. So, quickly onto the follow up info:


Committees – Mike & Jess are starting to put together committees (Website and Content Creation, Membership, and the Annual Conference). Let us know if you are interested in chairing a committee, and once we’ve got that put together we’ll use the Surveymonkey results to build out the rest of your committee.

ISA Credits – if you haven’t sent me your ISA #, please do so ASAP.

Webinar Download – I have made the webinar both streamable and downloadable. The link for streaming is: http://www.urbanecologycollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-02-18-11.37-Jake-Milofsky-.wmv and the link for downloading is: http://www.urbanecologycollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-02-18-Jake-Milofsky-TreePGH-Pruning-Young-Trees.wmv.zip


Let me know if anyone has problems opening it (VLC should open everything easily, but if you don’t have VLC then it’s Windows Media Player – if you’ve got a mac let me know and I think I can convert it to a QuickTime format). Some more quick announcements include that the Tree Canopy and Green Infrastructure Specialist position has been filled, and please see below for the remaining announcements (also included in this morning’s email).



City Arborist for Harrisburg, PA – Dept of Public Works | Download job posting at: http://www.urbanecologycollaborative.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/job_hburgarborist.doc

This position is directly responsible for the long-term care, management and coordination of maintenance for all shrubs, plants, flowers, and trees located in City rights-of-way and public parks. This position is responsible for the implementation of the City’s shade tree management plan, guiding the planning, pruning and removal of City trees. The employee must have professional training, knowledge, skill and ability in executing industry accepted pruning standards and tree risk assessment standards; and safety requirements for arboricultural operations.



Society for Ecological Restoration in Newark, DE | Posted at: http://chapter.ser.org/midatlantic/files/2014/10/save-the-date-dec-23-2014-2.pdf

On Thursday, March 26, we will offer a training session at Longwood Gardens on Plant Materials and Ecological Design. More information on the training session will be coming soon. On Friday, March 27, we will take time to renew our spirits, reflect on our past, and focus on future challenges and opportunities in our daily world of ecological restoration within the Mid-Atlantic Region with 6 plenary speakers from around the Mid-Atlantic region and 30 contributed session speakers. And on Saturday, March 28, we will offer three local field trips to learn from recent ecological restoration projects. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/society-for-ecological-restoration-mid-atlantic-chapters-10th-annual-conference-tickets-15013521848?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NzQ2NDgyMi9wYnVybnMud2V0aW5jQGdtYWlsLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage



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