What to Do When Told, 'Save that Tree!'

By: David Dockter, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Thursday, September 29th ~ 8:30 - 10:00 AM

David Dockter, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Course Description:

As presented from three perspectives: ‘a developer’s land use needs; a City planner’s comment response role and the arborist’s report point of view’, find an ‘ah-ha moment’. Preserving trees during land development involves many competing elements—a challenging task. Mitigation measures are a planner’s tool to resolve this challenge. To successfully resolve this challenge it is necessary to involve the right people, meet at the right time, and specify the right tasks and timing to be implemented. The talk will provide developers, planners and arborists with working tips on methods, practices, and report language and where emphasis should be directed—to add to their toolbox for consulting.


David Dockter is an advisor for assessment of development projects for the City of Palo Alto Urban Forestry Department. He is author of several published articles in the landscape, horticulture, arboriculture and construction fields, including the popular Tree Technical Manual and Planner’s Toolbox for trees. Mr. Dockter has also been asked to share presentations of his outlook on several of our relevant industry topics in four countries and numerous venues. These topics are sure to be a hit with our conference enthusiasts.

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