· August 4 – South Carolina Chapter – Trees: The Original Green Infrastructure- and How Urban Tree Canopy can be incorporated into Stormwater Management Programs, Goals and Ordinances – Speakers: Frances Waite, Karen Firehock, and Katie McKain
Communities everywhere are recognizing a greater value in how trees serve their areas well beyond beautification. This webinar will focus on trees as green infrastructure and will briefly take the viewer through the many benefits of urban tree canopy and how small investments in planning for, planting and maintaining trees can lead to impactful rewards. A majority of the webinar will then explore a few different green infrastructure planning case studies in South Carolina and Virginia. The case studies will range from projects already complete and well into successful implementation plans and adopting new codes, all the way to a project currently in process that is also grappling with sea level rise.