This webinar is good for 1 CEU from the following organizations:

-          Society of American Foresters

-          International Society of Arboriculture


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Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida


Dr. Gilman guarantees that once you begin pruning trees using the strategies learn in this webinar, you will not regress to the old way. He will show you practical strategies to increase long-term tree survival - starting at planting. Afterwards, you will be able to step outside and immediately begin to prune in a more sustainable manner.


Dr. Gilman is a professor in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Ed wrote Illustrated Guide to Pruning, which is in its third edition. He received the Authors Citation Award in 1999, the Educators Award in 2003, and the Research Award in 2007 from the International Society of Arboriculture. He has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots, planting, and pruning trees in his 35 years in academia and industry.

Sponsored by:

Utah State University Forestry Extension, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, TREE Fund



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