The RPCGB will host the Trees and Development workshop scheduled in Birmingham, Alabama on January 11, 2011, in a cooperative effort with Auburn University’s Cooperative Extension System and CAWACO RC+D. This multi-agency supported workshop responds to a growing need to preserve trees during development and construction. Trees and development are often at odds resulting in contention between city officials, design and construction professionals, planners, arborists, and property owners. Experience from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System suggests lack of knowledge in the design and construction industry, as well as the general public on the techniques important to successful tree preservation. Five AICP CMs are pending approval for the workshop.
This workshop will feature Alabama experts as well as James Urban, a leading landscape architectand tree preservation specialist from Annapolis, Maryland. The goals of this one day workshop are to:
· Educate the audience on the importance of green infrastructure in Alabama cities
· Provide techniques for preserving trees during development
· Present case studies on successful local and regional projects.
· Facilitate networking opportunities for a multidisciplinary audience
The Trees and Development Workshop will be at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on January 11, 2011. For more information about the workshop and speakers, please refer to the agenda at:http://www.rpcgb.org/documents/Trees_Workshop_Agenda+Registration.pdf
Workshop Location: Birmingham, Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road Birmingham, Alabama 35223
Workshop Date and Time Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:30am – 4:30pm
Register Online at: https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/conference/ucftrees2011/registrationForm.php