There are many factors to consider in the nurturing and maintaining of urban trees, including those relating to environment (soil, water, climate, etc.), tree rooting conditions, and protection above ground. This course provides a discussion of these factors, along with a review of the surface material options with a focus on stone composite tree grates.
Horticulture / Plants
Housing & Community Design
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
State the beneficial contributions urban forests deliver to human health and the environment, and define the challenges that affect their ability to thrive and grow.
Discuss the factors related to tree specification that should be considered to facilitate a successful urban forest installation.
Summarize the conditions that must exist to ensure the survival of urban forests, including environmental requirements and surface protection.
Contrast the common surface materials used in hard landscapes.
Describe the features, properties, and design options of stone composite tree grates.
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