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Protecting Texas Trees

GBCI: 0910000019

Trees 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.
Eligible for 2 CE HOURS.
  • 2 CE

Rating system: 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


  1. Design new buildings/development in order to integrate with the natural environment
  2. Specify the adaptation of existing native landscapes into the demands of current existing development
  3. Specify methods of preservation of the native tree canopy and implementation of the city tree ordinance
  4. Develop methods to apply the restoration of aging or deteriorating native trees within the state of Texas
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City of Austin, Texas
Austin, TX
United States


michael embesi

City of Austin, Texas