Magic of the Urban Forest

by Madeleine Rauhe | TLE Seminar

CEUs/PDHs: DPR 1.5*,APLD 1.5,QWEL 1.5,NALP 1.5

Seminar Dates: October 13, 2021 12:00 PM

Seminar Cost: $45

Seminar Description:
You may not notice a tree when it’s there, but you notice when it’s gone. Where should you plant that palm? Under a power line? No way! Should we plant the Ficus in an outdoor seating area for shade? Sure! But don’t forget about the figs and their possible impacts. The Magic of Trees is a presentation about where, when, and how to plant trees in an urban forest environment. Every tree has a purpose and it’s our job to find it and make the best out of it. Come along on this journey to discuss how to choose the best tree for the best location. Understanding the processes necessary for planting trees is an essential step to making our urban forest magical.

Learning Objectives:
1. Tree Purpose
2. Pests and Pathogens
3. Tree Risk Assessment

Madeleine Rauhe

Tree Assessment Technician, Disneyland Resort Horticulture

Madeleine Rauhe has a BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Forestry and Natural Resource Management. Rauhe has been with the Walt Disney Company for 5 years and is currently the Horticulture Specialist for the Tree Assessment Team for the Horticulture Department. Rauhe has experience with invasive/emerging pests and diseases such as the Invasive Shot Hole Borer and has helped to implement an invasive pest inspection protocol for the team. Disney is all about story and show, which has taught her a great deal about tree purpose and intent. During the furlough period of 2020 due to COVID-19, Rauhe worked in Northern California to inspect post-fire damaged areas for tree risk. By looking exclusively for likely failures, she learned a lot about risk assessment and making hard choices in the field. Rauhe has her ISA Arborist Certification and WCISA TRAQ.