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A Focus on Sustainability is a collaborative series between the Ecological Landscape Alliance, Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, ReScape, Deep Roots Kansas City, and the American Public Gardens Association.
Field monitoring of urban trees is essential to learn how urban forests change over time. Many arborists and urban forest managers worldwide seek to understand how their tree systems are faring in terms of growth, health, and mortality. The Urban Tree G
Paul Redman, President and CEO, Longwood Gardens
Julie Moir Messervy, Founder and Principal, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio
Trees grow with, and adjust to, large lateral and vertical loads caused by wind and gravity. Storms with strong winds and ice can push trees beyond their ability to reconfigure or fall back to reduce drag.
With increased intensification in cities throughout the world, urban trees are often at risk of becoming damaged by construction impacts, such as utility trenching or pavement / sidewalk repair.
Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy.
The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities.
Selecting species and seed from appropriate sources to maximize project success faces many challenges, and this presentation will review plant selection for ecosystem diversity for economically and ecologically practical outcomes.