A Panel Discussion about one of the most devastating hurricane seasons in history. The entire state of Florida was impacted on multiple fronts by the winds, rains and destruction of Hurricane Irma. A panel of experts composted of landscape architects, nursery industry professionals and arborists explore the widespread damage and impacts on urban landscapes caused by Hurricane Irma and provide industry specific recommendations on how to revitalize impacted landscapes. The panel of experts also address current municipality land development codes and provide recommendations for amendments to current landscape code requirements and plant selection and discuss future design, installation and care for new landscapes.
Bonita Springs, FL
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irma in landscape architecture; Value of high performance urban tree planting, resiliency, benefits and results; What are we doing correctly / what needs to be re-examined for tree/canopy sustainability in our hurricane prone environment; Planting the right species of trees, size, and long-term maintenance; Storm proofing new installations and long-term maintenance techniques; Discussion about municipality Landscape Codes – are we planting too densely – right plants/ right place? How to assess damaged landscapes and tree canopy post hurricane
Mariana Boldu, Aida Curtis, Jeremy Bailey, Grant Stephenson, & Jorge Rivera
Course # 0011026