IPED Instructional Web Series


Pest Detection Tools for Urban Forests

This web-based instructional 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. IPED is the latest tool in the i-Tree software suite, which can be used to to survey the trees in your community for signs and symptoms of invasive pests and stresses. The IPED pest detection protocol can be used in your community to identify possible occurrences of exotic pests, stresses and diseases.  Additionally, IPED enables users to collect pest inventory data into a standardized form, enabling analysis of pest trends that are otherwise difficult to detect across geographic or political boundaries. For more information on IPED, please visit www.itreetools.org/.

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 Cost to attend the on-line workshops, however Pre-registration is required to attend any of the sessions. Please visit http://ipedworkshop.eventbrite.com/ 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.

Requirements: Completed Registration with confirmation; a computer with Internet access (Windows or Macintosh); telephone for audio.

Click Here to download an informational flyer, outlining additional details of the instructional series.

Workshop Schedule & Resource Library Links
Click on a date for more session details, including log-on and telephone dial-up information, as well as links to the Resource Library and Video Archives.  Just click on the date of the session that you would like to review.

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

April 26, 2011 - 1:00 PM (Eastern)
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 Series Recap and On-line Resources

Northern Research Station
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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