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Learning Series: Using Evidence to Prove Tree-Related Infractions

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Join us for a UCFS Learning Series webinar!

What happens when a tree is removed or appears to have been harmed illegally in your urban forest? Would you know what steps to take? In this UCFS Learning Series webinar will explore different issues related to collecting and presenting evidence to prove cases of illegal tree removal. Concepts such as burdens of proof, types of evidence, and the burden of persuasion will be examined through the lens of Washington, D.C.’s “Tree Poisoning Cases,” a case study in which arborists from the District of Columbia’s Urban Forestry Division investigated the mysterious deaths of four trees in the winter and spring of 2022.

You will learn how to:

  1. Describe different burdens of proof and know which one generally applies to a tree-related enforcement action.
  2. Describe the difference between circumstantial evidence and direct evidence and understand how to build a case with either kind.
  3. Describe the trier-of-fact and know which one you are more likely to encounter in a tree-related enforcement action.

ISA CEUs have been applied for and are pending.

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April 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT