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How to Recognize and Prevent Hazard Trees

  • 5441 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Speaker: Paul Ries, Oregon State University, College of Forestry

Every year, our landscape changes as trees fall or break, causing property damage, injuries, and power outages. While some tree failures are predictable and unavoidable, many can be prevented. By learning to recognize the warning signs that trees may be in trouble, homeowners can deal with the potential problems and correct them before something bad happens.  From planting the right tree in the right place to pruning it correctly and caring for it properly throughout its life, there are many things people can do to keep landscape trees from being a liability , and instead to reap the benefits of trees as valuable assets.

Paul Ries

Paul Ries

Paul D. Ries has over 25 years of urban forestry experience at the municipal, state, national, international, non-profit, and academic levels. Currently, he is an Urban Forestry Instructor and Extension Specialist in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU) and manages the Urban Community Forestry Assistance Program for the Oregon urban forestry courses and is the lead curriculum developer for new undergraduate and graduate degree programs in urban forestry.  For ODF, he directs a statewide program that provides technical, financial, and educational urban forestry assistance to cities, community groups, and non-profit organizations.  Paul also holds a Type 1 national qualification as a public information officer responsible for community relations, public information, media outreach, and internal communications on wildfire incidents.  Her received an MS degree in Natural Resources from Ohio State University, has been ISA Certified Arborist since 1988, and currently serves on the ISA Board of Directors.

Free Event.  Public welcome!