About the Webcast
Trees are as important as ever in our growing cities – the need to provide large canopied shade trees to cool cities is important. Providing adequate root volumes to allow large healthy trees to grow without infrastructure conflicts is also important.
This webinar will identify strategies to create large canopied trees in urban areas. Examples from Canada and the USA will be discussed and examined, as well as local examples of projects in Sydney and Broadmeadows that showcase different methods to achieve tree growth and root volumes. Some of the systems include water treatment, allowing trees to actively cool cities. This presentation will discuss the need for healthy strong growing trees in a time of changing climates, and what the adequate root volumes might be to grow healthy urban trees.
About the Presenters
Jason Summers, Parks & Open Space Manager from Dallas Victoria Australia
This webcast was conducted through online conferencing software and captured for future viewing. This webcast includes a digital recording of the presentation and a download of the presentation.
To be awarded an electronic certificate of completion for attending or viewing this webcast, you must successfully complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts.
Be able to:
- Understand the need and possible methods to create large canopied trees in highly urbanized areas.
- Describe and understand the different approaches to encourage large trees in urban areas.
- Start the conversation about the need to design systems that facilitate and allow trees to flourish in Urban areas while minimizing damage to surrounding infrastructure
Aired: 10 November 2016