Dec 4: UEC research seminar: Urban Forestry & Invasive Weeds

December 4:  Quarterly seminar of the Research Working Group of the Urban Ecology Collaborative, with talks on Urban Forestry and Invasive Weeds Research.  (9-12 in the Penn State Cooperative Extension conference room, 400 N. Lexington Ave. in Point Breeze).
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Here's an update on this upcoming session, from Mike:

We are pleased to announce the fourth Pittsburgh Urban Ecological
Collaborative Research Working Group Science Meeting for 2008.  The meeting
will be held at the Allegheny Office of the Pennsylvania State Cooperative
Extension Service (400 North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2521,
website:> from 9:30 am to noon on
Thursday December 4, 2008.

If you would like to learn more about the Research Working Group, please
contact Mike Masiuk (Penn State Cooperative Extension email:

Urban Ecological Collaborative Research Working Group
December 4, 2008 -- Meeting Agenda

Topic:          Horticulture Research

9:15-9:30       Socializing & Schmoozing
9:30-9:40       Welcome & Announcements
9:40-10:10      Norway Maple and Viburnum Invasiveness Research Project
               (presented via videoconference)

               – Dr. James Sellmer,
               Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture
               Penn State University

10:10-10:40     Trends, Practices, and Community: Research in Urban Foresty
               (presented via videoconference)

               – Dr. Bill Elmendorf, Assistant Professor,
                Urban and Community Forestry,
                Penn State School of Forest Resources

10:40-11:00     Is the grass Really Greener on the Other Side of the Fence?
               A Question of Sustainability

               Thesis of Anne Weidman, MLA Chatham University
               Presented live by:  Mike Masiuk, County Extension Director,
               Penn State Cooperative Extension, Allegheny County

11:00-12:00     Discussion - including format and topics for 2009
                   BRING YOUR IDEAS

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