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January 11, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Weeping Beech tree in front of Cary Memorial Building
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Cary Library: Beyond Beauty: Establishing the Value of Urban and Suburban Trees with David Bloniarz

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

This presentation will examine the many ways in which trees in urban and suburban landscapes improve our neighborhoods and quality of life.

Dr. Bloniarz 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.

Registration is required to attend and receive Zoom link.

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

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