Green Built Alliance Webinar: Building with Trees, May 24, 2 pm EDT

  • 24 May 2022
  • Start time : 02:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : Green Built Alliance
trees, construction, canopy systems, architecture, land science
Event Description

This course will provide an overview of the value of tree canopy and climate benefits of trees, tree protection while building, and regional context for tree protection.

Students will leave equipped with knowledge about the importance of tree preservation during building construction and aware of the many varied benefits of tress. Several techniques for building and designing with and around trees will be presented, and resources for where to go for help during construction will be outlined.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Built Alliance
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Ed Macie is the recently retired Southern Region Urban Forestry Group Leader for the USDA Forest Service in Atlanta, Georgia. He has nearly 40 years of experience in Urban Forestry, having served with the Forest Service, as a County Arborist and an Arboricultural Consultant, and is a pioneer in the practice of tree protection in land development and building construction. Up until his retirement, he directed the Southern Regional Urban Forestry Program for the Forest Service, administering grants and educational programs to help states and cities expand their urban forestry programs, community-based groups plant and maintain trees, and improve the environment where people live work and play. Ed also strongly supports urban forestry research and science delivery, having established the Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry co-located at the University of GA, Athens, Georgia and the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. His educational background includes a BS in Environmental Horticulture/Arboriculture from the University of California-Davis and a MS in Urban Forest Ecology from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. Ed currently volunteers as a board member for Asheville GreenWorks and as a member of the Asheville Urban Forestry Commission.

      Karen MacNeil is a RN and property manager in Asheville, NC. Her BA is in Anthropology from Rutgers University, and she has an Associate Degree in Nursing from AB-Tech. Throughout her nursing career and life, Karen has grown to appreciate the health benefits of greenspaces and especially trees. Her goals include raising awareness for the value of community trees and creating successful collaborations for improved community health. Karen is involved with several urban forest advocacy initiatives and also volunteers on a small farm in Marshall. She enjoys bringing home lots of fresh, local produce, and time outside in these beautiful mountains.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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