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Tree Campaigns: Make your town greener, cleaner and healthier!

Thu, Dec 9, 2021; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Many town and city planners, community tree groups, arborists and garden clubs know that trees are essential to creating liveable communities that are cooler, cleaner and more attractive. However, we all struggle with maintaining our canopy as trees age and die, or storms, floods and pests take away our trees bit by bit. Cities often run out of room on government-owned land to meet planting goals. Tree campaigns are one solution to engage the broader public in planting! This webinar will showcase new ways to motivate planting by linking it to healthier communities, reducing flooding and revitalizing the urban landscape. Tactics to get new participants who would not normally seek out a new tree will be a key focus of the webinar. New research and tips from three pilot tree campaigns in Irmo, Greenville and Summerville SC will be highlighted along with tactics used to hold campaigns safely during the Pandemic. Funded by a grant from the USFS Southern Region and the South Carolina Forestry Commission and coordinated by the Green Infrastructure Center. Credits will be available for planners (AICP) and Arborists (ISA).
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Using trees to manage stormwater at the watershed and site scales.

A case study of Baton Rouge, LA.
December 2nd, 2021; 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
As our landscapes continue to develop and become increasingly impervious, the power of trees to capture and infiltrate stormwater is often under-appreciated. More often than not, trees are some of the last solutions considered when designing and constructing a new development, but that doesn’t need to the case. Estimates for the amount of water a typical tree can intercept in its crown, range from 760 gallons to 4000 gallons per tree per year, depending on species and age.
Louisiana Community Forests (LCF) funded the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) to map the land cover of Baton Rouge Parish and use the data in a watershed-scale calculator tool that can quantify the stormwater benefits of trees on the landscape. In addition, LCF funded an educational tool that quantifies how much stormwater trees can potentially capture on site. GIC will demonstrate how to use both tools and discuss other best practices for proper tree health and growth. APA and ISA credits available!
Webinar Registration.

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