This session will give you an insight into the ecology, relevance, and struggle of urban trees and also help you with knowledge in order to incorporate the health and wellbeing of trees into urban landscapes.
It will give you a basic understanding of trees, their needs, how they grow and react in different urban environments, as well as the difficulties they face when their needs are not met and the unintentional damage caused by our lack of knowledge. We highlight the steps and methods you can take to integrate trees into your next development project or future city infrastructure. An informed outlook can minimise long term issues and avoid unnecessary costs and tree catastrophes! The session will also explore the issues of proper after care, to ensure your trees have everything they need to grow into strong and healthy specimens.
Role of trees in the urban landscapes
Practical steps to plant and grow trees in an urban setting
The ‘heat islands’ experienced in our cities can be avoided by the strategic placement of trees as it is known that a tree cover has the ability to cool a place down by a couple of degrees. Moreover, trees also absorb pollutant gases and filter fine particulates such as dust, dirt or smoke out of the air by trapping them on leaves and bark. Hence, It’s never too late to learn more about trees and their needs, it turns out that we need them more than they need us!
Duration : half a day to 3 days
Modality: Offline & Online
Audience: 16 yrs +
Suggested Group Size: 20-50