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Green Infrastructure 7: Best Practicesfor Landscape

Format On Demand: Online
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Price $116.85
Category Sustainable sites

This 3-hour interactive online course gives you the information and action items to assess sites and identify opportunities to usebest management practices in green planning, design and construction. This course will cover: 1) citywide landscape planning, 2 ) maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and ecology, 3) landscapes capable of high rates of stormwater absorption, infiltration, and treatment, 4) tree planting for quantity, density and diversity, 5) turfgrass reduction, 6) plant selection, 7) designing wate r-efficient landscapes, and 8) pest management


  • Explain standards, specifications, zoning regulations, processes, and policies to encourage the proliferation of high-quality, attractive, and healthy landscapes
  • Identify landscapes that are capable of high rates of stormwater absorption, infiltration, and treatment
  • Discuss structural soils in trafficked planted areas or under pavements where planting will occur, to maximize plant health and minimize pavement damage
  • Describe constructing earth berms to reduce unwanted noise, absorb excess fill, and to improve aesthetics and quality of life in residential neighborhoods where sufficient space exists
  • Explain continuous soil trenches or root paths to provide greater area for root growth, better access to air, moisture and nutrients
  • Discuss establishing a meadow or using native ground covers in lieu of turfgrass and using lower maintenance turfgrass species where recreational activities warrant need for mown grass
  • Describe reducing water consumption and protecting water quality by designing a water-efficient landscape
  • List biointensive integrated pest management techniques to minimize the use of synthetic chemicals for control of disease, invasives and pests
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CE Hours 3.0
AIA/CES (LU) 3.0