Speaker Bio

Tina McKeand is a Project Manager with Davey Resource Group and an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist with more than 20 years of urban and municipal forestry experience. She leads a team of consultants that work closely with municipalities to better understand their urban forests and to develop comprehensive plans that provide long-term guidance for sustainable forestry practices while complementing the unique values and vision of each community. Tina is a member of the Society of Municipal Arborists and Western Chapter ISA, serves on the Nevada Division of Forestry Advisory Committee for Natural Resources, and is the illustrator and a primary author of the USEPA guide, Stormwater to Street Trees.

Title: Stormwater to Street Trees: Cultivating Urban Trees for Stormwater Management

Abstract

Urban trees can be an important partner in your stormwater management program. Trees and canopy can augment traditional stormwater infrastructure and provide a low-cost, environmentally-friendly solution to reducing loads on systems that are at, or exceeding, capacity. More and more communities are offering, or considering, stormwater credits for trees in new and re-development projects. To realize these benefits, planting site designs must account for the detention and infiltration of stormwater and provide adequate soil volume to support root growth, tree health, and the mature stature of large canopy trees. This presentation will explore design considerations and projects that have successfully incorporated stormwater management with urban tree planting.




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