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How can Trees Thrive, not just Survive, in an Urban Environment
Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 7:00PM
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How can Trees Thrive, not just Survive,

in an Urban Environment:

Constructing Proper Downtown Street Tree Wells

 

Ridgewood, NJ — The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission is excited to welcome Andrew Hillman to the Ridgewood Public Library on Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm.

Mr. Hillman will discuss the importance of designing and planning for proper street tree pit wells. All too often, trees are planted in undersized tree pits that don’t allow roots to reach their potential, and may even necessitate trees to be replaced every five to ten years.

How can municipalities use their resources more wisely to create a healthy urban forest? Mr. Hillman’s presentation will provide concrete strategies - including which materials, methods, and species to select – to ensure trees planted in downtown sidewalks thrive, and are able to fulfill their function of providing shade, reducing pollutants and mitigating storm water runoff.   

"Downtown street tree wells is a topic over which we have spent much time and energy and we are trying to get it right, “said Andrew Lowry, Chairperson of the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission. “We are so excited to have Andrew come share his knowledge and expertise with us.”

This lecture is free and open to the public.

What:             Planning for Proper Downtown Street Tree Wells

Who:               Andrew Hillman, Northeast regional senior urban forestry consultant and business developer for Davey Resource Group

Where:           Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ

When:            Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00pm

 

For more information, please contact Bron Sutherland at bsuther@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Ridgewood STC Press Release

Lecture, Wednesday, 11/8/17

 

About Andrew Hillman

 

As a senior consulting urban forester, Mr. Hillman assists municipalities, engineers, developers, universities, and non-profit organizations to develop and implement community forestry projects, including tree inventories, urban tree canopy assessments, i-Tree analyses, and tree preservation plans. Mr. Hillman also develops management and planting plans that allow communities to maximize ecological and social tree benefits, increase the sustainability of urban areas, and augment green infrastructure. Mr. Hillman has over 25 years of experience in urban forestry.

 

 

 

About the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission

The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission’s (STC) purpose is to protect, preserve and enhance the shade trees in the village. Shade Trees are defined as trees planted next to streets on the Village’s property. The STC’s goals are to foster public-private partnerships to 1) educate the community about the contribution shade trees make to the Village environment and, 2) increase the number of shade trees in the village by actively promoting community tree planting programsHow can Trees Thrive, not just Survive,

in an Urban Environment:

Constructing Proper Downtown Street Tree Wells

 

Ridgewood, NJ — The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission is excited to welcome Andrew Hillman to the Ridgewood Public Library on Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm.

Mr. Hillman will discuss the importance of designing and planning for proper street tree pit wells. All too often, trees are planted in undersized tree pits that don’t allow roots to reach their potential, and may even necessitate trees to be replaced every five to ten years.

How can municipalities use their resources more wisely to create a healthy urban forest? Mr. Hillman’s presentation will provide concrete strategies - including which materials, methods, and species to select – to ensure trees planted in downtown sidewalks thrive, and are able to fulfill their function of providing shade, reducing pollutants and mitigating storm water runoff.   

"Downtown street tree wells is a topic over which we have spent much time and energy and we are trying to get it right, “said Andrew Lowry, Chairperson of the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission. “We are so excited to have Andrew come share his knowledge and expertise with us.”

This lecture is free and open to the public.

What:             Planning for Proper Downtown Street Tree Wells

Who:               Andrew Hillman, Northeast regional senior urban forestry consultant and business developer for Davey Resource Group

Where:           Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ

When:            Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00pm

 

For more information, please contact Bron Sutherland at bsuther@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Ridgewood STC Press Release

Lecture, Wednesday, 11/8/17

 

About Andrew Hillman

 

As a senior consulting urban forester, Mr. Hillman assists municipalities, engineers, developers, universities, and non-profit organizations to develop and implement community forestry projects, including tree inventories, urban tree canopy assessments, i-Tree analyses, and tree preservation plans. Mr. Hillman also develops management and planting plans that allow communities to maximize ecological and social tree benefits, increase the sustainability of urban areas, and augment green infrastructure. Mr. Hillman has over 25 years of experience in urban forestry.

 

 

 

About the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission

The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission’s (STC) purpose is to protect, preserve and enhance the shade trees in the village. Shade Trees are defined as trees planted next to streets on the Village’s property. The STC’s goals are to foster public-private partnerships to 1) educate the community about the contribution shade trees make to the Village environment and, 2) increase the number of shade trees in the village by actively promoting community tree planting programs

Location Ridgewood Library
125 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood
NJ
07450
USA
(201) 670-5600
http://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org

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