Jeremy Rappoport, President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC, made his video presentation at the ‘Tree for Tomorrow Starts Today’ Workshop. The zoom video workshop was attended by several hundred professionals from water districts, agencies, tree service and tree consultants, landscape architects and other industry professionals.
The goal of the workshop was to increase tree health and reduce impacts created by urban heat islands, and properly selecting and caring for trees today to ensure a greener tomorrow.
Mr. Rappoport’s presentation, entitled ‘Is Your Tree Safe’ examines his use of tree risk assessment for forensic investigations in tree failure accidents. The presentation depicted tree roots lifting sidewalks creating trip and fall hazard and roots damaging infrastructure, limb failures, and tree protection during construction.
The presentation offer solutions for minimizing root issues during the project design phase and early use of a certified arborist as part of the design team.
My presentation, ‘Are Your Trees Safe?’ focuses on legal cases involving roots lifting sidewalks creating trip and fall hazards, root, limb and trunk failures, and the forensic application of tree risk assessment. I will propose solutions to reduce tree potential tree risk during the design / development process for planners, landscape architects, civil engineers and government agencies and how to reduce current tree risk before the a defect results in a accident and resultant lawsuit.
The ‘Trees for Tomorrow Start Today’ Workshop also features ‘Working Together Across Professions ‘Success Stories’, presented by several distinguished speakers, followed by roundtable discussions. The workshop is scheduled on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 via Zoom. Click here for the registration link.