Urban Street Tree Planting: Correcting Myths and Misconceptions

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Despite 35 years of research, books, articles and lectures, the profession still maintains many myths and misconceptions about designing with trees in urban spaces. Tree health is still at risk from all too common and obsolete design errors. This webinar will point out the most common of these errors, and provide best practice recommendations to develop truly sustainable urban landscapes. Based on the six most critical concepts of designing for healthy trees, this session will teach sound, science-based designs, details, and specifications. Better informed designers will have the tools to incorporate science and sustainability principles into the aesthetic principles that guide the design of these important landscape spaces.
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Horticulture / Plants
Site Planning
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
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1. Understand best practices related to urban street tree planting.
2. Incorporate the six most critical principles to attain sustainability in urban tree design.
3. Use the latest research findings to make decisions on soil options for urban trees.
James Urban, FASLA, Urban Trees + Soils
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