VIRTUAL - Beyond Beauty: Establishing the Value of Urban and Suburban Trees with David Bloniarz

Wednesday, January 117:00—8:30 PMVirtual

Presented by Lexington Living Landscapes.

This presentation will examine the many ways in which trees in urban and suburban landscapes improve our neighborhoods and quality of life. It will introduce scientific methods that can be used to determine the benefits of such trees and calculate a monetary value for these ecosystem services. You will be shown how to determine the value of a single tree, or all of the trees in your own community during the presentation. Also, several i-Tree software tools will be demonstrated. 

David V. Bloniarz, Ph.D. is a research scientist with the USDA Forest Service. He is the Project Coordinator of the Urban Natural Resources Institute, which aims to bring research findings, state-of-the-art tools and new technologies to users across the world. He holds a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Doctorate in Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Forest Service i-Tree development team and is an Adjunct Professor in the UMass School of Earth and Sustainability.

Co-sponsored by the Arlington Tree Committee, Lexington Friends of Trees, Lexington Tree CommitteeWellesley Conservation Land Trust, and Bedford Arbor Resources Committee.

Registration is required to attend.

This program is also made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

Capacity: 714 of 1000 spaces available.

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