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Understory Planting: Making Trees a Priority

Preservation Park, Robinson A
1204 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612

July 26, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Understory Planting

Making Trees a Priority


Our existing and mature trees are an invaluable resource. Cutting down a mature tree today is an obvious way to get rid of it, but did you know that trying to design around mature trees can kill them just as surely? Or on the flip-side, we can kill our new landscape project by installing it in a place and with plants selected that can’t deal with being under a nearby tree.

We will look at:

  • The reasons mature and existing trees are so challenging to work under
  • Setting mature and existing trees as the priority in landscape design
  • Tools for understanding the plant communities in your region
  • The specific challenges for 4 common bay area tree genera (Oaks, Pines, Eucalyptus, and Redwoods)
  • Water use under these trees (basic, not in depth)
  • A few plants to consider under each of the 4 tree types
  • Resources


About the Speaker

Jennifer de Graaf, PLA, LEED AP, BFQP, QWEL, has 20 years of professional experience in design and project management for a variety of project types, including parks, schools, hospitals, trail systems, streetscapes, historic properties, commercial housing, and estates and private residences.

In addition to project work, she works as an instructor for UC Berkeley Extension in the landscape architecture program and is the lead trainer for Bay Friendly Coalition/ReScape California.


Cost: $30- $35


2.0 Bay-Friendly CEUs available for this Workshop

BFQP CEU Available Logo

APLD CEUs pending for this Workshop


Presented by ReScape CA and Sponsored by:

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