The Arborist News audio podcast is a special benefit to ISA members and non-members alike. Arborist News Audio is a podcast version of the most current Arborist News CEU article, narrated for your convenience. Whether you’re en route to the next job or sitting on your couch, you can listen to this month’s CEU article, written on a range of topics.
This podcast was designed by the International Society of Arboriculture to help arborists stay up-to-date with the most recent topics, and provide CEU opportunities for our members. While Arborist News is usually only available to ISA members, the CEU articles and this podcast are accessible to all arborists.
With Arborist News Audio, each edition’s CEU article is available as a downloadable podcast at the beginning of the month, along with the opportunity for ISA members to purchase the CEU quiz at the same time and earn credits.
Wood Decay Fungi Identification and Management
This second article about wood decay by Christine Balk, Chelsi Abbott, and A.D. Ali focuses on identification and management of wood decay fungi encountered in urban settings. Learn the three types of wood decay fungi that can cause damage, and the role that decay plays in increasing tree risk. (A,T,L,Bs)
Biology and Identification of Fungi
One biotic problem for trees is wood decay fungi. This article by Christine Balk, Chelsi Abbott, and A.D. Ali, the first of a two-part series, provides an overview of the complexities of fungi, explains the general life cycle of a fungus, and describes what to look for when identifying fungal fruiting bodies. (A,T,L,Bs)
Arborists and Wildlife: Retaining Trees for Wildlife Habitat
The survival of tree-dependent wildlife species is influenced by how arborists manage trees, even in urban areas. In this article, Brian French explores wildlife considerations when making care decisions about trees. (A,M,Bp)
Learn about conducting tree inventories in this issue’s CEU article by Jerry Bond. This article explores setting tree inventory objectives, the benefits and costs of tree inventories, and the resources needed to be successful. (A,M, Bm)
Palms: Woody Giants of the Monocots Part 2
Learn more about palms in this second part of Palms: Woody Giants of the Monocots. This article explores symptoms of nutrient deficiency and other abiotic and biotic factors, including insects and diseases. (A,T,M,L,Bp)
Palms: Woody Giants of the Monocots Part 1
Are palms considered trees? That depends on whether you’re asking a botanist, ecologist, or forester. But no matter the specific definition used; as an arborist you may have to deal with palms. In part one A.D. Ali and Leonard Burkhart Jr. examine palm identification and pruning.(A,T,M,L,Bs)