Trees and soils are key components in urban stormwater management, with suspended paving systems proving to be a best practice toward increasing their vitality in these challenging environments. We will address the stormwater mitigation capacity of trees and use case studies to support their value as a resource.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the important role that tree canopy and their associated soil systems can play in the management of urban stormwater. 2. Identification of key forest types/tree characteristics and other factors used in stormwater mitigation and how urban tree canopy has been credited as a stormwater mitigation tool in watershed jurisdictions. 3. Understand what suspended pavement systems are and the processes that they employ for stormwater management. 4. See how suspended pavement has been used as a mechanism to manage stormwater, promote urban tree vitality, and aid in the transformation of a downtown using a project case study.
Rob Gray, ASLA, LEED AP; Bryan T.. Seipp; Ryan Winston
American Society of Landscape Architects