Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a Big Trees in the City webcast pm June 3rd from 1 to 2:15 p.m. (EDT).
We know that large trees in the urban environment provide the most in ecosystem services; whether it is carbon sequestration, pollution removal, stormwater mitigation, or cooling the ambient temperature. For years we have been able to quantify this using the i-Tree suite of tools. www.itreetools.org.
The real challenge is getting big trees to thrive and attain their biological potential in the heavily built up urbanized environment. These challenging conditions can be found in large cities but also in the commercial centers of small towns and villages.
In this talk Andrew Hillman from Davey Resource Group will go back a couple decades and discuss what was done in Ithaca, NY to plan and engineer for trees and take a look at the results today. Methods to help trees to thrive such as daylighting paved areas, using engineered soils, and selecting cultivars to match the site will be explored.
To register for this webinar, go to http://ccenassau.org/events/2020/06/03/online-big-trees-in-the-city