Webinar: Dec. 2, 2021; 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
A case study of Baton Rouge, LA.
As our landscapes continue to develop and become increasingly impervious, the power of trees to capture and infiltrate stormwater is often under-appreciated. More often than not, trees are some of the last solutions considered when designing and constructing a new development, but that doesn’t need to the case. Estimates for the amount of water a typical tree can intercept in its crown, range from 760 gallons to 4000 gallons per tree per year, depending on species and age.
Louisiana Community Forests (LCF) funded the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) to map the land cover of Baton Rouge Parish and use the data in a watershed-scale calculator tool that can quantify the stormwater benefits of trees on the landscape. In addition, LCF funded an educational tool that quantifies how much stormwater trees can potentially capture on site. GIC will demonstrate how to use both tools and discuss other best practices for proper tree health and growth. APA and ISA credits available!
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