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“Working with Trees and Saw Safety” and “Safety Starts at the Tree: Basic Tree and Wood Biology”
Thursday, January 16, 2020
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Working with Trees and Saw Safety
Dr. Ellen Bauske, Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia
This webinar will target workers and employers providing skilled support services, site clean-up services, and recovery activities. This includes workers in the tree care industries, landscape industry, grounds and maintenance, and others who clean up after the storm-damaged trees. We will talk about insect bites and stings, electrical/electrocution hazards, hand and power tools, slips, trips, and falls, and other related topics (personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment inspection, safe carry, and safe start).
Safety Starts at the Tree: Basic Tree and Wood Biology
Dr. Bodie Pennisi, Dept. of Horticulture, University of Georgia
Understanding how trees grow and their structure as they progress through life is critical to safe working around them. From a small pine sapling to a stately oak, trees show a remarkable variety of structure which changes with time, growing conditions, and cultural practices. When we grow, prune, and train trees, we should be familiar with their strengths and weaknesses. This webinar is intended to cover basic concepts of tree biology and growth.