Planting Design for Low Impact Development: Bioretention

Half Day Course

Bioretention is a form of low impact development (LID) that incorporates trees, shrubs, or herbaceous plant materials. Vegetation supports the treatment, evapotranspiration and infiltration of stormwater and provides aesthetic and ecological value in the landscape. Planting design has a significant impact on the success of bioretention, as well as public perception and acceptance of LID practices in the urban environment. This course focuses on planting design, plant selection, drawing review and planting installation.  An experienced instructor will present valuable lessons learned from LID projects in Ontario.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of Low Impact Development (LID)
  2. Understand the role of plants in bioretention
  3. Understand bioretention growing conditions
  4. Select appropriate plants based on soil and moisture conditions
  5. Understand vegetation establishment and maintenance requirements

See our  upcoming events list for currently scheduled courses.  Courses can also be scheduled by request for groups with a minimum of 15 students.  For more information contact:

Julie McManus
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 247
jmcmanus@creditvalleyca.ca

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