Washington State SAF

Webinar: Urban Trees and Chewed Up Leaves: Managing Insect and Fungal Pests in the Urban and Managed Landscapes

SAF Working Group Series Webinars

Urban Trees and Chewed Up Leaves: Managing Insect and Fungal Pests in the Urban and Managed Landscapes 


July 13, 2020, 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT 


1 hour


FREE for SAF Members; $10 for Nonmembers


1.0 CFE in Category 1 / 1.0 ISA CEU

Webinar Description

Urban trees are subject to many abiotic and biotic stresses, due in part to the physical environment in which they grow. This webinar will discuss how stress impacts urban tree health and pest dynamics. We will cover identification of several common insect and fungal pests of urban/suburban trees, including chemical and non-chemical management strategies. We will also discuss ways to mitigate or prevent pest damage in the urban/suburban environment. This webinar is brought to you by SAF's Urban and Community Forestry (B2) Working Group. 

Learning objectives

  1. Identify common abiotic issues facing urban and landscape trees


  1. List common native and several invasive insect and fungal pests of urban and landscape trees


  1. Specify different types of management tactics for urban and landscape tree health issues

Is this webinar for you?

This webinar is intended for foresters and natural resource professionals, and anyone seeking up to date information about managing insect and fungal pests in the urban and managed landscape.


Working groups are another way to receive, contribute, and add value to your SAF membership. Learn more about SAF Working Groups or join the B2 Working Group. 


Meet the Presenters

 David Coyle
Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Dr. Coyle joined the faculty in 2018 with a focus on forest health and invasive species Extension. Prior to Clemson, he created and directed the Southern Forest Health and Invasive Species program, which provided education and training to forestry professionals across the southeastern U.S. Dr. Coyle uses various forms of communication - including social media, traditional writing, and in-person visits - to help educate people about forest health, invasive species, and forest management. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Entomological Society of America, serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Invasive Species Management Association, and is Co-Director of ProForest (an organization working to promote proactive forest pest management).





Jason Gordon (Moderator)
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Jason Gordon's community forestry work with University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources combines the disciplinary foundations in natural resource/rural sociology as well as forestry and arboriculture to teach about natural resource management at the community level in terms of planning, risk mitigation, and capacity building in urban and exurban places. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and serves as the 2020 Chair of the Urban and Community Forestry (B2) Working Group. Jason is also a member of the International Society of Arboriculture.  

Event date: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:00