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Industry Event

Online: Getting it right for trees on streets and highways

  • CPD Value: This event is awarded 2 CPD Hours
Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Tue 21 May 2024 Online via Zoom FREE Book now

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Time: 2-4pm

How can we ensure that street trees are regarded as assets, part of our critical infrastructure, rather than as liabilities? One of the key requirements is to ensure that planting is carried out in the correct way to support tree establishment and avoid some of the common concerns expressed by highways departments asked to adopt them.

TDAG was invited to produce technical working drawings for street trees in a number of typical scenarios/common locations in both new streets and retrofitting in existing streets with and without SuDS. Civic Engineers have produced the construction drawings and  it is intended that they provide supplementary guidance for the revised Manual for Streets and also to support the street tree planting requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and local design guides.

Chair: Jim Smith, Urban Forestry Adviser, Forestry Commission

The challenges for existing streets

Robert Huxford, Director, Urban Design Group

Why highway engineers welcome technical planting guidance

Hen Abbott, Gloucestershire County Council

Getting the specification and contractual/technical drawings right

Stephen O’Malley, Founding Director, Civic Engineers

Partners: Institute of Highway Engineers, Institute of Chartered Foresters

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