Biomechanics of Trees in Urban Forestry Programs

Biomechanics of Trees in Urban Forestry Programs


The effects of climate change on trees in rights-of-way (ROW) is already becoming evident. Dynamic conditions in ROWs call for more insightful tools and data for decision-making. One tool to assist in mapping efforts on the stability of edge and corridor trees is the implementation of tree biomechanics as an additional layer to better understand trees in ROWs. This webinar explores this topic in depth and how it can add more value to existing programs and results.

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DR. ANAND PERSAD, Director of Research, Science, and Innovation (RSI), ACRT SERVICES

Dr. Anand Persad is the director of Research, Science, and Innovation (RSI) at ACRT Services. Dr. Persad has an extensive background in arboriculture, invasive species, tree biomechanics, pollinator health, wetland restoration, avian studies, and more. He is the recipient of the 2021 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research and the Award of Achievement by the Ohio Chapter of the ISA. Dr. Persad serves as the research committee chair for the Utility Arborist Association (UAA) and actively works with city, state, and federal organizations in taking innovation and technology from development to implementation. He holds a Ph.D. in invertebrate ecology/entomology from the University of the West Indies. Contact him at


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