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The Process of Successful Urban Tree Planting

Taking you on a journey from initial planning right through to maintenance, GreenBlue Urban are excited to present The Process of Successful Urban Tree Planting, a webinar series covering urban tree planting best practice.

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    A Guide to the Carbon Storage Potential of Tree Species

    Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021
    Time: 10:00AM
    Duration: 60 Minutes

    With: Kenton Rogers, Chartered Forester, Treeconomics & Keith Sacre, Sales Director, Barcham Trees

    Learning outcome

    Realising and articulating the different potential of individual tree species to store carbon over their lifetime, literally from cradle to grave.

    Overview of session

    Keith Sacre will explain why Barcham Trees invested in the creation of tree tags in collaboration with Treeconomics, what the nursery hopes the tags will achieve, and how the information will be of benefit to customers. Kenton Rogers will outline the role played by Treeconomics in producing and developing the trees tags, explain the wider implications and next steps.

    Tree Population Resilience Through Diversity

    Date: 19th June 2020
    Time: 10:00AM BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    The webinar will look at the question of tree population resilience through species diversity. The session will review the subject looking at where we are now, diversity of tree populations, the theories underpinning diversity targets, and question how achievable such targets are. The advantages and disadvantages of diversity targets will be covered as will be the need for an evidence-based understanding of the current tree population as a baseline for diversity initiatives.

    Everything about Biodiversity Net Gain

    Date: 03rd July  2020
    Time: 15:00 BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Hear the latest news about Biodiversity Net Gain initiatives and practical advice about achieving Biodiversity Net Gain through development with guest speaker Julia Baker of Balfour Beatty.

    Interventions to reduce Heat Stress

    Date: 17th July 2020
    Time: 10:00AM BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Discussing Green Infrastructure & Water Resilience for cooling by evaporation with our guest speaker. Also Introducing “Cool Towns” pilot projects and how you can get involved.

    Increasing Canopy Cover for Developments

    Date: 31st July 2020
    Time: 10:00AM BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Sharon Durdant-Hollamby, Director of Sharon Hosegood Associates, discusses the need for Tree planning from the outset. The net gain by use of calculations of new and existing trees on developments all highlighted within Project 4D a collaborative and invaluable Industry Guide.

    Installing Trees Around Utilities

    Date: Friday 21st August 2020
    Time: 10:00AM BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Tree planting contractor Deric Newman, Civic Trees, will discuss the practical points of getting a tree from the nursery to established in the landscape, covering selection, handling, planting, maintenance.

    Investing in Healthy Trees

    Date: Friday 04th September 2020
    Time: 10:00AM BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    With: Kenton Rogers

    What is the cost of not investing in healthy trees? – Why are we planting trees which are never given the opportunity to reach their full growth potential and deliver maximum benefits? We are routinely failing to plant and maintain trees effectively, yet they are critical infrastructure in our urban areas, our frontline defence against climate change.

    In this Friday focus, Kenton will be exploring not only why we should be investing more in young tree planting and establishment, which is the easy bit, but why are trees so underfunded and what we might be able to do about it.

    How can we think about tree planting more strategically? Only then can we start to work together collectively to realise sustainable treescapes that will actually benefit future generations and communities.

    Practical Retrofit of SUDS in High Density Residential Areas

    Date: Friday 18th September 2020
    Time: 14:00 BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    With: Ian Titherington

    In this webinar we will hear from Ian Titherington, Lead Drainage Officer at Cardiff Council with regards to the pioneering, award winning retrofit SUDS scheme, Greener Grangetown. Ian’s ambition for this scheme was to use natural infrastructure to manage surface water and go beyond the basic rain garden approach. Listen in to understand the extensive consultations that were met during the planning stage through to installation with the highways teams, the local community, politicians and stakeholders.

    This is also an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the SABS movement in Wales. Whether you are a developer, an architect or an individual seeking planning permission for a development, this webinar will determine the steps that need to be established to enforce SABS into your schemes.

    All Our Trees – Investment Strategies for Nature-based Solutions

    Date: Friday 2nd October 2020
    Time: 14:00 BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    With: Bryan Cosgrove, City of Trees

    City of Trees detail their latest campaign “All Our Trees” the tree and woodland strategy for Greater Manchester. A recently published guide to improve the way in which we plant and manage our trees for generations to come.

    They will discuss key collaborations in securing investment in order to deliver their goal of planting 3 million trees for every person across Greater Manchester in order to secure a much greener, more resilient and pleasant environment that everyone can enjoy.

    Tips for Hydraulic design of Treepits and other complex SuDS

    Date: Friday 16th October 2020
    Time: 10:00AM BST
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    With: Jessica Jefferys, Product Manager for Drainage Design at Innovyze

    With Treepits and other more complex SuDS now being recognised for the multiple benefits they can deliver to a sustainable surface water management plan they must be included as part of a hydraulic design. Representing these structures accurately as part of a wider drainage network can further help to demonstrate the reduced storage volumes and slowing of the flow that help to mimic natural processes.

    Talking specifically to the new GreenBlue Urban guidance on representing the GBU HydroPlanter and ArborFlow Treepit in MicroDrainage, Jessica will also cover some more general design tips for complex SuDS and additional ways in which software can help demonstrate compliance.

    Root Physiology & Urban Tree Planting

    Date: Friday 20th November 2020
    Time: 10:00AM
    Duration: 30 Minutes

    With: Derek Eames, Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Consultant, IROS Arb

    The relationship between roots, soil & the establishment of long-term canopy cover in our towns and cities is a complex one. In this webinar GreenBlue Urban will present alongside Arboriculturalist and Urban Forestry Consultant Derek Eames, with more than 20 years experience in the industry, on how to understand the vital functions of root systems in relation to soils so as to affect
    design decisions when creating green infrastructure particularly in the hard landscape.

    Talking specifically on the complexities of root physiology, root water pathways, soil compaction and how we can achieve long term trees.

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