Upcoming Webcast March 21 – Tree Selection & Growth: Opportunities for Phytotechnologies in Urban Areas
Tree Selection & Growth: Opportunities for Please join the Urban Natural Resources Instittue for an informational webcast, “Tree Selection & Growth: Opportunities for Phytotechnologies in Urban Areas“, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 1:00 PM (Eastern). This webcast features, Ronald S. Zalesny Jr., U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, who will provide an a discussion of the opportunities that exist to use phytotechnologies to improve water quality, soil health, and biodiversity of urban areas. Key to the success of such systems is the enhancement of ecosystem services and achievement of sustainable social and economic goals. Phytotechnologies directly use plants to clean up contaminated groundwater, soil, and sediment, which can be managed to increase livability of certain sites. In an effort to illustrate how urban tree planting can be strategic to achieve ecosystem services throughout urban environments, this webcast will present information involving the selection and growth of trees performing well across variable site conditions (generalists) or sites with specific contaminant concerns (specialists).
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