Maximizing Space for the Tree Roosts in the Built Environment

Registration Eligibility
Landscape Architects and other design professionals
Start Date
01/15/2019
End Date
01/15/2019
Description
Root systems naturally spread further than the branches with fine roots proliferating in soils near the surface where organic matter is high. Structures in the built environment restrict root spread. Soils are often compacted and paved over.
Location
Springfield, IL
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Discuss basic root biology and how root systems develop or show lack of development under varied types of pavement.
Discuss the need for soil engineering to allow for root growth and to keep pavement from subsiding.
Discuss pavement choices for water penetration and oxygen movement to the roots through best practice techniques from sound research.
Discuss the positive opportunities despite high installation costs to balance longer-lived trees and the benefits they can provide to the environment and community.
Instructors
Gary Watson; Lead Scientist, Arboriculture, The Morton Arboretum
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Course Codes
Provider
Illinois Chapter ASLA


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