October 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Stormwater managers and urban foresters share a growing recognition that urban trees play an important role in controlling urban stormwater runoff. In this webinar, Dr. Trisha Moore (Kansas State University)and Eric Kuehler (Nashville Metro Water Services) aim to address some very practical questions related to the role of trees in stormwater management, including: How can we quantity potential runoff reductions by trees in urban environments? What effect do trees have on runoff quality? How can urban forests be managed to maximize stormwater benefits? Trisha will share tools for quantifying the runoff quantity and quality of urban trees developed in collaboration with the Water Research Foundation. Then, Eric will discuss some useful rules of thumb for urban trees and stormwater mitigation found in the Forest Service publication “Urban Forest Systems and Green Stormwater Infrastructure.“ He will demonstrate how these measures are being used by Nashville Metro Water Services to help quantify stormwater benefits.