Tree Preservation in Design and Construction

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Why do so many green building renderings show small newly planted trees? When in reality, here in Missouri, development is often set on lots with mature landscape trees or within native woodlands and projects could capitalize on this existing resource.

This presentation will make the case for preserving tree canopy on site to jump start the landscape’s ecosystem services such as improving human health and energy efficiencies. It will also cover the technical elements to a successful tree preservation project, including published BMPs and professional organizations that can help ensure trees stay healthy and structurally sound in the process.

Regional examples and lessons-learned will showcase the great potential and the possible challenges with tree preservation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Calculate the value of mature trees on a project.
  • Discuss the technical requirements for tree protection.
  • Identify implementation challenges.
  • Explore regional examples and lessons-learned which showcase the great potential and the possible challenges with tree preservation.

SPEAKERS
Meridith Perkins, Urban Forestry Consortium Manager, Davey Resource Group
Ben Grossman, Great Rivers Greenway
Doug Seely, Beyond Housing

CONTINUING EDUCATION
2 GBCI CE Hours
2 AIA/CES LU
2 ISA for Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and BCMA-Management

WHEN
January 23, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm

WHERE
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

FEE
$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!

Great Rivers Greenway

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