We’ve experienced heavy rains of flash-flood proportions this year. Landowners and landscapers can pick up some great tips and information on Saturday, September 23, at 10 a.m., at Hendersonville Community Co-op, 60 S. Charleston Lane, from two people who can show and tell how proper use of trees, shrubs, and special plantings can control, reduce, and filter storm water on your property. Speakers for “Reduce and Control Your Storm Water Problems With Landscaped Trees and Plants” – Michael Huffman, Storm Water Quality Specialist with the City of Hendersonville, and Wes Burlingame, designer of the enhanced landscape at Hendersonville Community Co-op -- will explain techniques and results. The program is sponsored by Hendersonville Tree Board and is open to the public at no charge.
Huffman will show an informative PowerPoint presentation in the Co-op Community Room to provide general storm water information for homeowners and show how to implement practices at home that are similar to those used in the creative landscaping at the Co-op. Tree Board member Wes Burlingame will then lead a guided stroll through the landscaped bio-retention area behind the Co-op. Attendees can see how plants and trees work to help control and filter storm water, provide beauty, and support a variety of pollinators.
Through its NeighborWoods project, Hendersonville Tree Board provided trees, plants, and landscaping assistance to the Community Co-op following construction of its new retail store. The Tree Board is commissioned by the City of Hendersonville to provide advice on the selection and care of trees and shrubs in public places. The Tree Board also educates the public on the economic and aesthetic benefits of trees and shrubs for the community.
For more information on the program, email Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Hendersonville Tree Board and its projects.