Wayne Cahilly - Working Around Trees: The Creation and Assessment of Risk

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Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group

Urban and suburban horticulture frequently requires that we work around established trees in the landscape. Design work is sometimes based on the existence of large trees. How as professionals do we assess structural condition at the outset of design? How do we design and build in such a way as to reduce the risk of creating structurally unsound trees in the future? Wayne Cahilly runs the mapping department at New York Botanical Garden, where he was previously the grounds manager for outdoor horticulture. He consults with municipalities and individuals to determine the structural soundness of their trees.