Protecting Texas Trees
GBCI: 0910000019Trees clean the air, cool the streets and conserve energy. As a valuable asset to our environment, the Texas tree population needs conservation and other preservation measures to protect the precious tree canopy.
- 2 CE
LEED version: v4, v2009
Guest speakers will address the following: State of Texas tree health, evaluation and long term monitoring, the City of Austin policies and ordinances; and a discussion of individual tree monitoring and unforeseen impacts caused by construction methods.
Michael Embesi, City Arborist, City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department
Chris Edgar, Forest Resource Analyst, Texas A&M Forest Service
Keith Brown, Arborist, Austin Tree Experts
- Design new buildings/development in order to integrate with the natural environment
- Specify the adaptation of existing native landscapes into the demands of current existing development
- Specify methods of preservation of the native tree canopy and implementation of the city tree ordinance
- Develop methods to apply the restoration of aging or deteriorating native trees within the state of Texas