Upcoming Webcast: Tree Benefits Media Resource

“New Products Showcase” e-Learning Webcast

“Community Trees: A Living Investment” – A media resource for communication
May 19, 2009
11:00 AM (Eastern)

This UNRI “New Products Showcase”, will feature Donna Murphy, US Forest Service, who will introduce a valuable media resource developed by the U.S. Forest Service Northeastern Area (NA), which has been released and is now available for use by urban natural resource partners.

This high-resolution video series promotes the value of trees in our lives and communities using validated scientific research and citizen testimonials. The series targets three specific audiences that can make a difference in supporting community forestry-citizens, community advocates, and decision-makers. These groups can generate support for tree planting, tree care, and educational programs to ensure that community forests are as healthy and diverse as possible and provide continued benefits for future generations.

Community Trees: A Living Investment includes a 2-minute video feature, 6-minute video, and 20-minute video that are each designed for a specific audience:

  • The 2-minute video feature helps decisionmakers understand the economic, human health, and environmental benefits of community trees so they can use this information to make a valid argument for supporting tree care programs.
  • The 6-minute video targets community tree advocates to expand their depth of understanding about how trees impact property values, save energy, and make communities more livable. It emphasizes that these benefits are greatest in communities that manage their trees.
  • General audiences and students will gain a new understanding of how trees improve our lives from the 20-minute video. Scientists and foresters explain the diverse services trees provide. Citizens speak on a more personal level about how trees have improved their lives and livelihood. The video ends with a discussion about proper tree selection and care, and provides important steps on how to get involved in community forestry.

For more information on the DVD, please contact Donna Murphy via e-mail at

May 19th Internet Log-in and Telephone Dial-up Details

  • Telephone dial-up: Call Toll-Free Number: 888-769-8523
  • Audience Passcode: DBLONIARZ
  • Internet login: Navigate to
  • Conference Number: PW3864336
  • Audience Passcode: DBLONIARZ
  • Please note: Telephone and internet connections are available beginning 15 minutes to the start of the call.
  • Important: Please check your browser’s compatibility prior to the webcast by clicking here and then choosing “Check Your Browser” from the NetMeeting page. You will then be ready to join the conference on the day of the presentation.
  • All webcasts last approximately 55 minutes.

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United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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