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Urban Trees' Role in Site Hydrology: Research Highlights, Design Applications, and TRU Campus Tour

BCSLA Interior Chapter/DeepRoot Canada/Thompson Rivers University
Date of Event: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:30am to 2:30pm

This session will feature two presentations, an open discussion, and a TRU campus tour to increase awareness of the opportunities and challenges related to urban trees and rainwater! 1) Context and Research Highlights What is known about how isolated trees intercept or conduct rain in urban settings? Julie Schooling (McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd) will share take-home messages from her Masters research in a City of Kamloops park. 2) Implementing LID Principles in Dense Urban Settings How can trees and soil help accommodate stormwater? Mike James (DeepRoot Canada) will focus on suspended pavement systems as an alternative in dense urban sites where absorbent landscape features aren't practical. 3) TRU Campus Tour Can we see signs of stemflow at the base of trees, and do we see good examples of canopy characteristics that either promote or minimize stemflow? Do these change as trees age? Ian Robertson (TRU) will lead the group around the scenic campus, including to a central green space designed by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, LMBCSLA, FCSLA, FCELA, OC! 1 - BCSLA CE Credit. See attachment for details and directions. Lunch is provided. RSVP to Tara Culham (admin@bcsla.org) by 5:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016 to reserve your space and indicate any food considerations.

Julie Schooling
710 Laval Cres.
Kamloops, BC V2C 5P3
(250) 819-8872
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins