June 13, 2017 Southeast Virginia Urban Forest Roundtable

Please join us for the newly renamed Southeast Virginia (SEVA) Roundtable

June 13, 2017 ~ 9:00 to 12:30

Come hear from your colleagues about their experiences increasing urban tree canopy including what worked and what didn’t from local municipalities, schools and utilities. Also, learn about the new urban tree planting BMPs and new tools for helping to increase canopy in your area.

Where: Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23455

Urban Tree Canopy Goals: How Much is Enough?

9:00 – 12:30, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach 23456

9:15 – 9:45         Urban Forest Canopy Goals in Virginia – Barbara White, Virginia Dept. of Forestry  

9:45: - 10:15      Chesapeake Bay UTC and Urban BMP Regulations – Barbara White, Virginia Dept. of Forestry & Jenny McGarvey, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

10:15 – 10:30     Break

10:30 – 11:00    UTC Goals in Virginia Beach and Newport News – Susan French, Virginia Beach Landscape Management & Jonathan Herman, Newport News Planning Department

11:00 – 11:30    School Partnerships to Increase Tree Canopy - Symsi Houser, Virginia Beach Landscape Management

11:30 – 12:00    Utilities and UTC – Jay Griles, Dominion Energy

12:00 – 12:30    Questions and Discussion

Event Properties

Event date 06-13-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-13-2017 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-13-2017 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 10
Cut off date 06-09-2017
Location
Hampton Roads Agricultural and Research and Education Center
1444 Diamond Springs Road
Hampton Roads Agricultural and Research and Education Center

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Did You Know:

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

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Upcoming Events

June 13, 2017 Southeast Virginia Urban Forest Roundtable
06-13-2017 9:00 am
Category:  Roundtables
Tree Steward Symposium
06-27-2017 11:00 am
Category:  Paid

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American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture