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Benefits of Shade Trees in the Landscape

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Apr, 09, 2015 @ 13:04 PM
AngelOak-Wikipedia-1Shade trees are both valuable and, if mature, nearly irreplaceable. It is delightful to relax under the shade of a tree with a large canopy. Distinctive shade trees are named, like the Angel Oak (right). Poems are written about shade trees, "I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree", documents are signed under them and if widely known, they are used as landmarks. 
ACTrees will discuss and quantify the value of shade in the landscape, and the trees that provide it on #treechat on Twitter. Bring your observations and experience to the chat and join in the conversation.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees Program Manager Sarah Anderson along with Max Ewart and Nicole Spina, will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees. The live chat begins Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

See the 5 Key Takeaways from this week's discussion:

* The effect of trees on carbon emissions due to decreased electricity use and from direct sequestration.
* How the magnitude of energy savings depends on the tree’s location.
* How shade tree programs benefit utilities. 
* Working with developers for energy considerations.
* Making the case to homeowners who experience virtually none of the carbon and stormwater benefits of tree planting, and whether a subsidy to encourage tree planting is warranted.
Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, ACTrees, Shade trees, Value of Shade

Managing Stormwater Runoff with Trees

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Feb, 06, 2015 @ 17:02 PM

ACTrees-2-11-2015 The ACTrees national network of greening organizations and municipalities is harnessing the power of trees to manage stormwater runoff in urban areas. Stormwater runoff is created when rain falls on roads, driveways, parking lots, rooftops and other paved surfaces that do not allow water to soak into the ground. These large volumes of water are swiftly carried to our local streams, lakes, wetlands and rivers and can cause flooding and erosion, and wash away important habitat for wildlife. Learn how the ACTrees network is strategically using urban trees to keep our waterways secure.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees. The live chat begins Tuesday, February 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

  • What is stormwater runoff pollution?
  • What implications does stormwater runoff have for surrounding walkways and paving, landscapes and nearby bodies of water?
  • Compare and contrast stormwater falling in a forest with that falling on impervious surfaces
  • Discuss how best to employ trees to control and use stormwater runoff 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

 

Topics: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees

Managing Invasive Species in Healthy Urban Forests

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jan, 13, 2015 @ 02:01 AM

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Invasive species are threatening local trees and urban forests. Invasives employ strategies such as fast growth, rapid reproduction and tolerance of a wide range of environmental conditions in order to survive at all costs. Biogenic vectors and non-native pests and diseases can contribute to the demise of local trees and economic costs. Learn how the ACTrees network is leading the fight against invasive species on #Treechat.
You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees Program Manager Anthony Le and Sarah Anderson, Manger of Membership and Partnership Services will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees.  The live chat begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

Definition of Invasive Species - Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, and diseases that can cause harm to the economy, environment, and human health

Opportunities for Education - many opportunities available locally across the countries

Creative Solutions - from bio fuel to goat feed!

Fun and Creative - Tools to use against invasive species

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

 

Topics: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Invasive Species

Igniting A Passion for Trees in Today's Youth: ACTRees, Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jan, 07, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

ACTrees Youth Trees ProgramsSowing the seeds of concern for tree care and protection is an essential responsibility of the green industry. Engaging youth and sharing ways to learn about and to care for trees is vital to fostering the next generation of environmental stewards. Establishing a relationship to the environment and getting youth out of doors provides mental health and well-being benefits. Education and engagement fostered by participating in tree planting and care provides youth with the tools to become advocates for urban forestry and other environmental fields. Learn how the ACTrees network is engaging youth via the Youth Tree Steward grant program
You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees.  The live chat begins Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

The Youth Tree Steward Grant Program  - developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees.

Age-Appropriate Activities and Events  -  Including youthful participants in fun, hands-on activities and tailored, age-appropriate events

ACTrees Fosters  Conservation and Stewardship - partnerships and grant programs aimed at Youth are designed to develop the potential (and passion) of youth for trees! 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

 

Topics: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Engaging Youth in Tree Care

The Power of Urban Forestry Network with ACTrees + Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Oct, 12, 2014 @ 10:10 AM


ACTrees PowerOfUrbanForestry[SMALL]What is the Urban Forestry Network and why is it important to your community? ACTrees works to strengthen community bonds and helps to spread the importance and knowledge of how to care for trees. Partnerships, national alliances and communication between stakeholders are all goals of the Urban Forestry Network. One example is t
his year's ACTRees Day Nov. 4, 2014 in Charlotte, NCLearn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees  Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees, along with Allison Paisner, Public Policy student at GWU, and ACTRees Intern.  The live chat begins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

The Mission of the Urban Forestry Network  -to build the capacity of our members through webcasts, program management, & networking

Advocacy is one new focus at the local level, the ultimate goal for urban foresters to improve local-regional partnerships 

ACTrees Day - Still time to sign up!  View the full agenda at http://actrees.org/what-we-do/training-and-conferences/actrees-day/  

Keynote speaker @Eric Rutkow will talk about the fascinating relationship between Americans, US development, and trees! 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Topics: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Urban Forestry Network

Tree Volunteers with ACTrees and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Sep, 29, 2014 @ 15:09 PM

ACTrees New York   Volunteer Tree CareTree care is important to a healthy urban forest. Community volunteers from coast to coast, led by ACTrees, can strengthen community bonds and help spread the importance and knowledge of how to care for trees. In October, ACTrees invites you to be part of the special 10th Anniversary of National  NeighborWoods® Month this October. Register your events, volunteer in your area, or donate to support community trees. An ACTrees supporter will match donations made in honor of the 10th Anniversary, so donate now to double the impact! Learn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees  Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees, along with Allison Paisner, Public Policy student at GWU, and #Treechat Intern.  The live chat begins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

Challenges that face Urban Forests

How Volunteer Advocates can solidify community support for their trees 

Volunteerism can bridge the shortfall left by municipal budgets 

ISA Credits can be offered to attract more people to local programs 

Volunteer Pruning Program Essentials webcast with @TreesNewYork & @TreePeople_org  

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Topics: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, volunteers

NeighborWoods® Month with ACTrees and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sat, Aug, 16, 2014 @ 15:08 PM

NeighborWoods10th color resized 600#Treechat celebrates Annual National NeighborWoods® Month with ACTrees to focus attention on the value of trees in our communities this October. Fall is a time when most of the country’s weather accommodates good tree-planting, though many people may not have tree-planting in mind.

On #Treechat this week, we will learn about participating in National NeighborWoods® Month by volunteering, hosting a local event, or donating to help plant trees during October. This year marks the event’s 10th Anniversary and we expect it to be the biggest yet with more trees in the ground and volunteers engaged!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Treechat co-partner Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for Community Trees (@alliance4trees) for this week's topic, 10th Annual National Neighborwoods® Month (@NeighborWoods). 

The live chat begins Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Key Points 

Register your event -Register, download free tools and templates, and order local support materials at www.NeighborWoodsMonth.org

Volunteer - You can also donate your time.  To volunteer at a local community tree planting event or an ongoing tree care initiative, contact an ACTrees member organization near you.

For instructions on planting your own tree, click here.

USDA Forest Service Approved - USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recognizes the value of urban trees and encourages everyone to get involved in National NeighborWoods® Month

Support the Event! - You can make a donation to honor the 10th Anniversary of National NeighborWoods® month or Sponsor an event in your community  

Pre-Register to win a Mini-Grant - To celebrate this special 10th anniversary of National NeighborWoods® Month, Corona Tools is giving away $1,000 worth of tree tools! Register your NeighborWoods® events by August 31, 2014 for a chance to win $1000 worth of tools from Corona Tools

Join the Conversation

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Corona Tools Treechat

Tech topics are hot and important to help link volunteers and urban forests. It will be an hour packed with information and insight on new apps and technology and how to connect volunteers and trees. Come and join us!

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, NeighborWoods® Month

How Urban Forestry is Using Tree Tech

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jul, 14, 2014 @ 17:07 PM

Millions of Americans have access to the latest technology in the palms of their hands. Smartphone applications, or “apps,” not only play games and connect to the web–they can also increase awareness and engagement in managing urban forests.  

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Cities and organizations can make use of these apps to recruit and educate volunteers, to receive tree status updates from people on the street, to lead interactive guided tours, and to help residents identify trees in their neighborhoods. Technology is revolutionizing the connection between people and trees, and new ones are being released all the time.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Treechat co-partners Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for Community Trees and Raynell Cooper, Geography Major at GWU, & intern for this week's topic,
Tree Technology and Urban Forestry. The live chat begins Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Key Points 

Going High Tech - Discover how technology is being used as an efficient way to share urban forestry best practices. 
App for Urban Forestry - Discuss how citizen engagement, advocacy and the nuts and bolts of tree ID and maintenance are done through apps. 
Getting Tech Savvy - Hear about ACTrees monthly webcast series that covers best practices, creative programs, tech and more! 
Organizing the Conversations - Explore how ACTrees utilizes Twitter hash tags to share stories & news related to a certain topic
Available Programs  - Learn about the programs like i-Tree that helps urban foresters to calculate the impact trees are making for the community.  

Join the Conversation

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Corona Tools Treechat

Tech topics are hot and important to help link volunteers and urban forests. It will be an hour packed with information and insight on new apps and technology and how to connect volunteers and trees. Come and join us!

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: Corona Tools, ACTrees, Technology, urban forestry, volunteers

Power of Volunteers in Urban Forestry

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 16, 2014 @ 19:06 PM

Corona Tools Treechat Tom MartinWhen was the last time you stopped to appreciate a tree in your community? Urban trees provide community members with numerous benefits.  But they also require additional care given the harsh conditions they are growing in.  Cities are rallying their community members to come out in force, and give back to the trees which give so much to each of us.  Through the power of volunteers, urban forests can flourish and it's our topic on #treechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for CommunityTrees @Alliance4Trees. The live chat begins Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Importance of Urban Forests - Discover why urban forests are vital for our communities and our well-being. 

Challenges With Urban Trees - Learn about the challenges urban trees face that can affect the overall health of the trees.

Community Volunteers - Understand why communities are reaching out to it members to help care for their trees. 

Volunteer Training Hear about ACTrees tree care training programs provided to communities throughout the country.

You Can Help - Explore ways you can get involved in your community by becoming a volunteer. 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

If you have ever asked yourself, "do people really sell stuff on social media" then this topic is for you!  It will be an hour packed with information and insight that you do not want to miss!

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Topics: #treechat, tree care, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Urban Forests

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