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Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series: “Tree function in stormwater biofilters: The Green in Green Infrastructure”
January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
A monthly experience featuring stormwater and green infrastructure experts and researchers from across the country.
Title: Tree function in stormwater biofilters: The Green in Green Infrastructure
Presenter: Jon Hathaway, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract: Trees have many important functions within the urban environment including air quality improvement, wildlife habitat, and mitigation of the heat island effect; however, their contribution to green infrastructure, such as bioretention, is not well understood. There is a critical need to understand the health and role of trees in these systems to enable urban foresters and engineers to select the most appropriate plant material to maximize functionality of natural stormwater treatment systems. Though laboratory and field studies, the goal of this project was to demonstrate the role of trees in bioretention areas, and to make recommendations regarding system design and tree species selection to maximize both bioretention area functionality and tree health.
Seminar at 10am CST; Panel at 11am CST
In-person remote viewing: University of Minnesota-Duluth (Hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant)
Online: https://z.umn.edu/mn-stormwater-seminar-series (active 10 minutes prior)
About the MN Stormwater Seminar Series: The Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings exemplars of advanced stormwater innovation and knowledge to Minnesota to share what they’ve learned and how they’ve pushed the boundaries in the stormwater arena. The monthly seminar series is dedicated to stormwater and green infrastructure topics with an emphasis on successes and lessons learned from field implementation and applied research and evaluation, specifically for an audience of stormwater practitioners and professionals. Each event includes a presentation, panel discussion and Q and A with participants.