From Street Trees to Parking Lots: Incorporating Low Impact Development Practices into Site Plan Review

  • Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Nina Bassuk, Program Leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University, will provide an overview of Low Impact Development (LID) practices as applied to street tree and parking lot areas. She will discuss the importance and benefit of incorporating these strategies into municipal planning efforts, with an emphasis on the site plan review process for Planning Board members.

Attendees will take away key information including best management practices and standards for street tree and parking lot areas, in conjunction with the related Greenway Guides; examples of local codes and ordinances for street trees/tree preservation and for placing LID techniques in parking lots; and case study examples from municipalities that she has worked with on these topics throughout New York State.

This is not a training to miss, as Nina has almost 40 years of expertise on and practical application of this subject matter! Join us to learn about opportunities and techniques for incorporating LID practices into your community through the site plan review process, and the benefits of doing so.

This program is presented by the Dutchess County Planning Federation in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.

Date: Monday October 29, 2018
Time: 6:00–8:00pm (light supper at 5:30pm)
Where: Dutchess County Farm & Home Center, Millbrook NY
Cost: $5.00 (includes program and supper). Pay at the door via cash, check, or voucher made payable to DCPF

Speaker: Dr. Nina Bassuk, Program Leader, Cornell University Urban Horticulture Institute

Nina has been a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University for the past 37 years. She is on the Board of Directors of the NYS Urban Forestry Council and co-authored Trees in the Urban Landscape, a text for professionals on establishing trees in disturbed and urban landscapes. In addition, Dr. Bassuk has authored over 100 papers on the physiological problems of plants growing in urban environments. She works closely with municipalities to help implement best practices in urban forestry management and developed the Student Weekend Arborist Team to inventory public trees in communities in NY State. She is a frequent invited speaker at national conferences and workshops and recently received the Alex Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education from the International Society of Arboriculture.

Board members may be eligible for 2 hours of required training credits.
Code enforcement officials may apply to use this course toward their professional development electives.

Attendance certificates will be available the evening of the event.



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Michelle Gluck
Environmental Resource Educator
845-677-8223 x 148


Dutchess County Farm & Home Center
2715 Route 44
Millbrook, New York 12545-5566

Last updated October 11, 2018