Susdrain – Getting trees right in the urban environment event

by | Jun 30, 2014 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Greenblue Urban will be attending the Susdrain – Getting trees right in the urban environment event on 15th July 2014 in Richmond.

Greenblue Urban has been offered a limited number of free tickets (worth £75) to this event.

If you are interested in these free tickets then please email to book a place.

Event description
Large species trees are in decline and under threat in our urban areas, and we need to act quickly to reverse this trend. Trees play a multifunctional role in the built environment and are important components in green infrastructure; they contribute to sustainable water management, help to manage surface water, and improve the overall sustainability of the urban environment.

However, trees can also cause problems such as subsidence, obstructing sewers etc. Planning and managing urban trees is an important part of long term sustainable green infrastructure, as the right tree should be planted at the right place with good long term management.

Why should you attend? At this seminar, you will:
discuss the issues relating to planting and managing trees in the urban environment
appreciate problems that can occur with urban trees and ways in which these could be resolved
hear how large scale trees can be incorporated into sustainable urban water management system
understand the benefits and costs of trees in the UK urban environment
benefit from excellent networking opportunities.

Who should attend? Clients, house builders, consultants, contractors, local authorities, tree specialists, landscape architects and contractors.

Speakers include:
Ross Cameron, Sheffield University
Jim Smith, Forest Commission
Raoul Curtis-Machin, The Horticultural Trades Association
Dean Bowie, CEO, GreenBlue Urban Ltd
Martin Gammie, CwT Ltd

Event Details:
15 July 2014
14.00 – 16.50 (registration from 13.00)
The National Archives
Kew, Richmond
Surrey TW9 4DU

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