Urban Trees and Chewed Up Leaves: Managing Insect and Fungal Pests in the Urban and Managed Landscapes


Webinar information

Urban trees are subject to many abiotic and biotic stresses, due in part to the physical environment in which they grow. This webinar will discuss how stress impacts urban tree health and pest dynamics. We will cover identification of several common insect and fungal pests of urban/suburban trees, including chemical and non-chemical management strategies. We will also discuss ways to mitigate or prevent pest damage in the urban/suburban environment. This webinar is brought to you by SAF's Urban and Community Forestry (B2) Working Group. 

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Is this webinar for you?

This webinar is intended for foresters and natural resource professionals, and anyone seeking for up to date information about managing insect and fungal pests in the urban and managed landscape.

Open registration

Registration is open. Select the button in the right hand corner that is labelled "Register."

Webinar access 

The webinar is scheduled for live viewing on July 13, 2020 at noon ET. The Zoom Webinar platform will be used for the presentation. Be sure to connect to the webinar using a device approved to access Zoom.

This webinar will be archived for future viewing through July 13, 2021 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise. 

Webinar duration

This webinar is 1 hour.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this short course, you will:

1. Identify common abiotic issues facing urban and landscape trees

2. List common native and several invasive insect and fungal pests of urban and landscape trees

3. Specify different types of management tactics for urban and landscape tree health issues


Successful completion of the webinar is measured by viewing the entire webinar and completing the evaluation.


Participant feedback is appreciated to help the working group and presenters continually improve webinars for future programming.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org. This webinar is also approved for 1.0 ISA CEUs.


Upon successful completion of this webinar and the evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

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Once you are registered for the webinar, access this webinar within your MY DASHBOARD. Prior to the start time, the webinar will be listed under "Upcoming Live Events." Following the end of the webinar, the webinar will be accessible within the general listing of registered items of YOUR DASHBOARD.

Webinar Resources

Additional resources are available within the Resources tab and within the Contents tab.

Need Help?

For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org, or watch the Course Tutorial within the Contents tab. For questions about this webinar, contact the B2 Working Group Chair, Jason Gordon, at Jason.Gordon@uga.edu. For technical assistance email cf@safnet.org.


This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

David Coyle

Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Dr. Coyle joined the faculty in 2018 with a focus on forest health and invasive species Extension. Prior to Clemson, he created and directed the Southern Forest Health and Invasive Species program, which provided education and training to forestry professionals across the southeastern U.S. Dr. Coyle uses various forms of communication - including social media, traditional writing, and in-person visits - to help educate people about forest health, invasive species, and forest management. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Entomological Society of America, serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Invasive Species Management Association, and is Co-Director of ProForest (an organization working to promote proactive forest pest management). READ MORE about Dr. Coyle.

Jason Gordon (Moderator)

University of Georgia


Urban Trees and Chewed Up Leaves Webinar
Open to view video.
Open to view video. View this recorded webinar in entirety to be eligible for CFEs and/or ISA CEUs. Be sure to complete the evaluation to earn your credits. Note: the presentation CEU code referenced was only for live viewers.
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  16/20 points to pass
20 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  16/20 points to pass Pass the quiz to be eligible for continuing education credits. Passing score is 80%.
9 Questions
9 Questions Please complete the evaluation to help inform the continuous improvement of future programming provided by SAF's Urban & Community Forestry (B2) Working Group.
CFEs & Certificate
1.00 CAT1 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CAT1 credit  |  Certificate available Download, save and print for your records. Your CFEs will be posted to your SAF CFE record tonight.