A Guide to Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure – Helping to grow a resilient urban forest
We face multiple urban challenges, both today and into the future, including the anticipated impacts of a changing climate. As a major component of green infrastructure, trees are widely recognised as making a significant contribution towards ameliorating some of these issues. However, trees can only deliver their many benefits over the long term if appropriate species are selected for a given location.
For this reason, the Trees and Design Action Group, in collaboration with Myerscough College and the University of Lancaster, is preparing a new digital document – Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers.
Healthy, resilient urban forests will need support from all those engaged in the built environment including architects, engineers, landscape architect, planners, developers, house-builders, health professionals and urban foresters and these groups are invited to attend two full day seminars at which the new Guide will be previewed.
13th March 2018 at the Building Centre, Store Street, London
15th March 2018 at the University of Birmingham
Specialist arboricultural trade stands will accompany the programme of expert speakers.
For further information see www.tdag.org.uk