Responses of Urban Trees to Drought and Changing Irrigation Practices featuring Joanna Solins

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Wednesday, October4, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Conference Description:

As drought becomes a way of life in much of the American West and new regulations are passed to reduce urban water use, landscape irrigation practices are shifting to conserve water. Effects of drought on urban trees are therefore not only driven by limited precipitation in certain years, but also by short- and long-term reductions in irrigation inputs in urban landscapes. Understanding how trees react to these changes and how to best mitigate negative impacts is important for maintaining healthy urban forests. This presentation will review characteristics and conditions that affect a tree’s water use and its ability to cope with limited water availability, as well as strategies for tree care and selection in a changing climate.

Instructor Biography:

Joanna Solins is a new Environmental Horticulture Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, serving counties in the Sacramento area. Joanna’s research combines field studies, geographic information system (GIS) analysis, and modeling to investigate characteristics of urban forests and urban landscapes, with a particular interest in relationships between urban trees and water. Her research projects have spanned topics from urban forest composition to residential landscape water use, and she is currently working on several projects to better understand effects of urban landscaping and irrigation practices on trees and the ecosystem services they provide. Joanna began her career working in nonprofit education and communications, and her academic training includes degrees in environmental studies (BA, Vassar College), geography (MA, UC Davis), and ecology (PhD, UC Davis).


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