Sep 6, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Free webinar. Registration Link to come.
We are already seeing impacts on Oregon’s urban and natural forests from climate change. What do those impacts look like? With forecasts for continued global warming, which trees might be the most resilient as we ponder future climate scenarios?
Presented by Jim Gersbach, Public Affairs Specialist with the Oregon Department of Forestry. Jim Gersbach is a board member of the non-profit Oregon Community Trees board, an organization promoting healthy urban forests. An Oregon native, Gersbach is a Portland resident who graduated in the first group of city-trained neighborhood tree stewards in the 1990s. A long-time tree pruning and planting crew leader for Friends of Trees, he also chaired that organization’s Board. Gersbach founded the Ainsworth Linear Arboretum in NE Portland in 2005 to test promising new and investigational tree species as street trees. He holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon and is a frequent contributor to the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s quarterly journal. In his current work with the Oregon Department of Forestry he promotes and documents the work of that agency’s forest health scientists.
* Qualifies for 1-hour MG continuing garden education credit.