Tree Biomechanics: Pruning, Cabling, and Bracing

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This talk will provide a brief overview of tree biomechanics, and will focus on strategies for mitigating risk through pruning, cabling, and bracing.

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Chad Rigsby

Chad Rigsby is stationed at The Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science as part of a partnership with The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company. In his role at the Arboretum, Chad shares his valuable expertise in tree-insect biochemical, physiological, and ecological interactions; chemical ecology; and arboriculture and urban forestry.

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