Trees, Cities, and Infrastructure:
Urban & community forests create wonderful places to live, work and play. Their value to a region can be measured in the billions. Like a city utility, trees offer people every day necessities including clean air and water, safer streets, and defined community spaces. Yet the health and stability of mature landscape trees is often sacrificed in an effort to improve conflicting infrastructure.
Through a combination of technical training and case study examples, this all-day workshop will explore how to preserve and protect existing tree canopy, as well as how to determine when removal is the best option. An afternoon field session will showcase the latest tree protection techniques and test the structural integrity of trees after various treatments. Key note speaker Gary Johnson is an industry leader in tree root research. His practical approach to working with trees in cities will give participants clear strategies and tools to implement successful future projects.
8:30am - 4pm
Hosted by Missouri Community Forest Council, Missouri Department of Conservation, MW-ISA, and the Urban Forestry Consortium.
Meramec Community College
11333 Big Bend Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122
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