Purchase the FilmThe film is now available for purchase at www.bullfrogfilms.com. Interested in purchasing a home video copy of Trees In Trouble for your own personal use? Email Bullfrog Films at email@example.com with your home video request. Reduced rates for activist and grassroots groups. Please call Bullfrog Films at 1-800-543-3764 for more info. Funding for Trees in Trouble comes from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation, the Craig Young Family Foundation and the TREE Fund. The project was supported by the Media Working Group, the Center for Independent Documentary, and the School of Art, University of Cincinnati.
Public Television BroadcastsThe public television broadcasts of Trees in Trouble in April 2016 for Earth Day and Arbor Day were a huge success - with broadcasts in 87% of the PBS market! It also aired on PBS's World Channel, which chose Trees in Trouble to be part of its Earth Day/ Arbor Day programming during the month of April. Broadcasts will continue for the next three years, but you will have to contact your local PBS station to get the exact times and days. Community screenings are also happening around the country, and many of them will be listed here. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to host a screening.
Trees in Trouble was recently reviewed in Biohabitat‘s online newsletter, “Leaf Litter”. Click here to read the review.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week happens during the week of February 27th-March 3rd. This year, in cooperation with the Congressional Invasive Species Caucus, National Invasive Species Awareness Week will be observed on Capitol Hill. Events throughout the week will raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, and national scales. Events include: lunchtime seminars, afternoon webinars, evening fair and reception, and field trips.
As announced by a recent Ohio Department of Agriculture press release, new infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetle has unfortunately been discovered in the East Fork Wildlife Area of Clermont County, OH. Read more…
On October 14th, filmmaker Andrea Torrice joined the STIHL Tour Des Trees, where hundreds of people from around the country came together and cycled 670 miles to raise awareness and funding for tree disease research. The final day of events featured a screening of Trees in Trouble, accompanied by a discussion about how communities can respond to the threat of invasives.
Trees in Trouble was recently screened in August as part of the ReLeaf California Conference in Los Angeles, CA. People from around the state, including public officials, scientists, policymakers, planners, and non-profits, gathered at the conference to discuss the pressing issues facing the state’s trees and forests. The record-breaking drought and fires have killed over 60 million Sierra Pine trees alone.
Torrice Media contributed to a video segment for CBC Canada’s La Semaine Verte program about saving the ash tree from extinction. The segment looks at the cutting-edge research being done at the USFS Research Station in Delaware, Ohio where they are successfully breeding native ash trees that are resistant to the Emerald Ash Borer.
Asian Longhorned Beetle
Beech Bark Disease
Dutch Elm Disease
Tree downed because of invasive infestation
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Teachers, students, and community members, learn more about protecting your trees and urban forests with these free, easy to use materials. The Toolkit includes:
- A short guide on the history and importance of urban forests in Southwest Ohio.
- The Benefits of Trees
- How to Identify EAB and ALB
- How to Plant a Tree
- Don't Move Firewood flyer
- The EAB Scenarios Game
- Click here to watch the web video on How to Plant a Tree
- Middle School Curriculum, "Hungry Pests Invade Middle School" - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/HP_InvadeMS_Curriculum.pdf
- Interactive Game: Hungry Pests & You - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/interactive.php
- Summer Camp Activities - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/HP-YouthActivity.pdf
- Emerald Ash Borer: Leader’s Folio - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/EABFolioWEB_031714.pdf
- Emerald Ash Borer: Activity Book - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/ALL-EAB%20Activities-Color_030414.pdf
- Emerald Ash Borer: Nature Walk Video - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/educators.php
- Asian Longhorned Beetle: Resources for kids - https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/asian-longhorned-beetle/alb-educate-kids
- Urban greening reduces noise pollution – Read more...
- National Tree Benefit Calculator – www.treebenefits.com/calculator
- Relationship between trees and crime – Read more...
- Tree and human health may be linked - www.fs.fed.us/pnw/news/2013/01/tree-human-health.shtml
- Green Cities: Good Health – www.depts.washington.edu/hhwb
- The Relationship Between Trees and Human Health; Evidence from the Spread of the Emerald Ash Borer - www.researchgate.net/publication/234697703_The_Relationship_Between_Trees_and_Human_Health
- Exploring Connections Between Trees and Human Health www.fs.fed.us/pnw/sciencef/scifi158.pdf
- The Effects of Urban Trees on Air Quality - www.ncufc.org/uploads/nowak_trees.pdf
- Air Quality Effects or Urban Trees and Parks - www.nrpa.org/uploadedFiles/nrpa.org/Publications_and_Research/Research/Papers/Nowak-Heisler-Summary.pdf
- More Research of the Calming Effect of Being Among the Trees - actrees.org/news/trees-in-the-news/research/more-research-on-the-calming-effect-of-being-among-the-trees
- Immerse Yourself in a Forest for Better Health – www.dec.ny.gov/lands/90720.html
- More green space is linked to less stress in deprived communities: Evidence from salivary cortisol patterns – Read more...
- A Potential Natural Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Evidence From a National Study – Read more...
- Comment on “Green Space, health inequality, and pregnancy” – Read more...
- Modeled PM2.5 removal by trees in ten U.S. cities and associated health Effects – Read more...
- Study shows trees are good for your health - Read the article in the Washington Post
- How walking in nature changes your brain - Read the article in the New York Times
- Report on Impact of Forest Pests - http://www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/research-projects/tree-smart-trade
- Fact Sheet: Overview of Hungry Pests - http://www.hungrypests.com/press-room/hungry-pests-overview-fact-sheet.pdf
- Fact Sheet: States at Risk of Hungry Pests - http://www.hungrypests.com/press-room/states-at-risk-fact-sheet.pdf
- Fact Sheet: Descriptions of Hungry Pests - http://www.hungrypests.com/press-room/top-hungry-pests-fact-sheet.pdf
- Interactive Graphic: Top Ways Hungry Pests Spread - http://www.hungrypests.com/how-they-spread/index.php
- Infographic: Seven Ways to Leave Hungry Pests Behind - http://www.hungrypests.com/press-room/infographic-7-ways.php
- Videos: Ways to Stop Spreading Hungry Pests - http://www.hungrypests.com/resources/videos.php
- Hungry Pests Website - www.HungryPests.com
- Increasing forest loss worldwide from invasive pests requires new trade regulations – Read more...
- Emerald Ash Borer Information Network (webinar series) - www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php#sthash.PnoReDPB.dpbs
- A destructive beetle threatens trees — and people who live near them - www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-destructive-beetle-threatens-trees--and-people-who-live-near-them/2013/05/13/3cec9942-b665-11e2-b94c-b684dda07add_story.html
- Asian Longhorned Beetle: How to find it - https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/pests-diseases/asian-longhorned-beetle/Find-It
- ALB information from Ohio.gov - www.agri.ohio.gov/topnews/asianbeetle
- Bethel Ohio ALB Statistics - www.agri.ohio.gov/Public_Docs/TopNews/ALB/Ohio%20Media%20Update_09042014.pdf
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) - ohiodnr.gov/hwa
- Article on the Eastern Hemlock - Read more...
- Dead Forests and Living Memories - Read the article in the New York Times
- Center for Invasive Species - www.cisp.us
- The Impact of Non-native Invasive Plants - Read more at www.nivemnic.us
- Planning for Urban Forest Resilience - Read more...
- Important Recommendations from the Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment Journal - Read more...
- Solutions for Sustainable Urban Forest Governance and Management – Read more...
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Scott Beuerlein, Horticulturist, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Brad Bonham, Municipal Arborist
Joe Chamberlin, Valent Field Development Manager, Legacy Tree Project
Geoffrey H. Donovan, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
Dave Gamstetter, Natural Resource Manager, Cincinnati Park Board
Jennifer Gulick, Community Forestry Consultant, The Davey Tree Expert Company
Dan Herms, Dept. of Entomology, The Ohio State University
David Stradling, Urban & Environmental History Professor, University of Cincinnati
Wendell Young, Council Member, City of Cincinnati