This environment workshop, offers valuable insights into the ecology, significance, and challenges faced by urban forests. It equips participants with knowledge to prioritize the health and well-being of trees within urban landscapes. Participants will gain a foundational understanding of trees, their requirements, growth patterns, and responses to various urban environments (Arboriculture). The session sheds light on the difficulties trees encounter when their needs are neglected, emphasizing the unintentional damage resulting from a lack of knowledge. Practical steps and methods for integrating trees into development projects or urban green infrastructure are highlighted, aiming to minimize long-term issues, prevent unnecessary costs, and avoid tree-related crises. The importance of proper aftercare is also explored to ensure trees receive the necessary support to grow into robust and healthy specimens.
- Recognizing the role of trees in urban landscapes and assume a sustainability leadership role
- Practical guidance for planting and cultivating trees in urban settings.
Strategic placement of trees can mitigate ‘urban heat islands’ experienced in cities, as a tree cover has the ability to lower temperatures by a few degrees. Trees play a crucial role in absorbing pollutant gases and filtering fine particulates from the air, contributing to a healthier urban environment. Understanding trees and their needs is essential, considering the reciprocal benefits they bring to both the environment and human well-being.
Duration: half a day to 3 days
Modality: offline & online
Audience: age 16+
Suggested group size: 20-50