Impact of Climate Change on Urban Street Trees.

Impact of Climate Change on Urban Street Trees.

Monday November 13, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Trying to figure our what tree species to plant in a changing climate?


Fall treescape.jpgAt the next LAC general meeting, Dr. Joe McBride (Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley) will discuss how climate change will alter the species composition of urban tree populations.  

Likely changes in the composition of common street tree species in California were examined. Of the 140 tree species studied, as many as 83 species may be unsuitable for warming of the climate in specific cities. This change is geographically non-uniform, with greater losses (up to 100 percent of common species unsuitable for future climate) found in cities away from the coast. Dr. McBride will suggest tree selections to ensure street tree cover in California. 

Dr. Joe McBride,  Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, researches aspects of urban forestry. This research includes studies of the effects of trees on air pollution reduction in urban areas, influence of biome characteristics on urban forests, and the impact of climate change on street trees in California. McBride received a B.S. in forestry from the University of Montana and M.S. (Forestry) and Ph.D. (Botany) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time:  3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: EBMUD Administration Building, 375 11th Street, Oakland (Second floor). The Administration Building is located near Broadway and 12th Street Bart station. We encourage use of public transportation.

Parking: Free validated parking is available at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza garage next door on Webster Street for those who can not use public transportation. Bring your token and EBMUD will validate at the end of the meeting. No parking is available in the EBMUD parking garage.

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For more info:  Kristin.Bowman@ebmud.com or 510-986-7610

Light refreshments will be served.