October 10th & 11th - Long Beach Convention Center

Wednesday, October 10th: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Responsible Public Landscapes: Parks, Parkways, and Open Space
by Greg Zoll
CEUs: APLD, PGMS

The public landscape has many opportunities to incorporate low impact development principles from design into maintenance. This course will focus on a summarized but comprehensive approach to designing and managing public landscapes including parks, parkways, and open space. The opportunities for sustainable design exist in the urban forest, parks, sport fields, open spaces, and urban spaces.

Topics will include:
1. Storm water treatment and capture: how to incorporate bioswales, bioremediation, and storm water retention into new landscapes and renovation projects.
2. Managing the urban forest within public landscapes, installing and maintaining trees in dense urban environments.
3. Plant materials: Is it right for the region? Do the materials match the desired image of the area? Does it have effective weed control, and planting for water treatment areas?
4. Sustainable Sports fields: working with minimal maintenance and managing water and fertilization.
5. Irrigation: Central Control, Drip Conversions, water audits

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to incorporate low impact development principles based on factors including, climate, funding, and maintenance levels available.
2. Learn to manage the landscape as a complete system including the urban forest , planting selections , and irrigation systems.

TLE seminars are "more advanced than typical conference seminars."
- Adolfo Villanueva, CAM Services

PROFILE:
Greg Zoll
Registered California Landscape Architect, ISA Certified Arborist
Landscape Dynamics

Greg is a Licensed Landscape Architect with eighteen years of experience in Landscape Architecture, landscape construction, landscape maintenance management, and water conservation. He received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona in 2003 where a major focus of his study was irrigation design and landscape construction methods and materials. Following graduation, Greg focused on providing a ‘smart’ and sustainable approach to landscape construction, irrigation design, and project management. His understanding of the multiple disciplines and processes involved with complex projects has given him the ability to manage effectively and provide construction management on large park and land development projects. His experience with municipal clients includes managing landscape maintenance contracts, assisting in streamlining public works field procedures, providing on-site trouble-shooting with cost effective solutions, as well as completing various scale municipal design and design-install projects.   

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