Utah State University Learn at Lunch Webinar:Looking for trees that can establish and survive in challenging urban environments? Of course you are! In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Hirons will explain how drought tolerance is one of the most important determinants of a tree's ability to survive in the urban forest. You will gain an understanding of the basic mechanisms of drought tolerance and insight into tree mortality from drought, giving you practical strategies for managing trees in urban spaces. Dr. Hirons will also share his latest research on using specific plant traits to improve tree selection decisions for challenging urban sites.
Dr. Andrew Hirons is a Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College, UK. He began his career in arboriculture as a climbing arborist and plant health care technician, gaining experience in Australia, America and the UK before joining the arboriculture department at Myerscough College in 2004. He teaches full time and online higher education courses, delivering modules relating to tree biology and tree management. His current research activity is motivated by the need to create resilience in our urban forests, and is focused on using plant traits to inform species selection for urban environments. Read more about Dr. Hirons' work supported by TREE Fund http://www.treefund.org/archives/10183#more-10183