I-PED Training Series Begins Next Tues

Plan to join us in April, online via the Internet, to be introduced to the latest tool in the i-Tree software suite – IPED. This software program will help you to survey the trees in your community for signs and symptoms of invasive pests and stresses, and diseases.  The online training seminar series will take place over a four week period, with live, interactive sessions led by members of the IPED development team.

This web-based series will introduce IPED to you, help you understand its value as an important tool in your urban forest management toolkit and provide you with hands-on demonstrations related to the installation, use and reporting components of the software. There will be ISA CEU credits awarded to those who complete the full series of web sessions. Additionally, online resources will be provided to participants that will enhance your learning experience. Plan to join us in April for this informational series.

Seminar Schedule

April 19, 2011 – 1:00 PM (Eastern) - An Introduction to IPED

April 26, 2011 – 1:00 PM (Eastern) – Project Planning & Set-Up

May 3, 2011 – 1:00 PM (Eastern) - Pests, Signs & Symptoms

May 10, 2011 - 1:00 PM (Eastern) - Interpreting & Reporting Your Results

Self-Determined Date ?- Online Resources?Series Recap and On-line Resources

The series begins Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM (Eastern) and continues for four consecutive Tuesdays at the same time. The sessions will provide a in-depth examination of the IPED tools and provide the opportunity for exploring the software on your own between each session, in order to get the most out of the informational sessions. There will be time devoted to Questions and Answers during the sessions, as well as an online discussion board for expanded conversation between workshop attendees. Seating for the workshops is limited, and pre-registration is required for each session that you plan to attend. It is recommended that you attend all of the workshop sessions in order to get the most out of the online workshop series. There is NO CHARGE to attend the on-line workshops.

Please visit to complete the registration process.

Each session will begin at 1:00 PM (Eastern) and last approximately one-hour. ISA and SAF Continuing Education Credits will be provided for each of the sessions that are completed. Elecronic attendance will be taken at the end of each session for verification purposes in order to process the re-certification credits.

For additional information on the series, please visit

Northern Research Station
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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