Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for our club meeting. This month’s program features The Value of Trees for Sustainable Urban Water: Interest in an Old Friend by Dr. Jon Hathaway, Associate Professor UTK. Urbanization causes fundamental shifts in the landscape’s water balance, leading to unintended consequences such as flooding and water quality degradation. For nearly a decade, Dr. Hathaway’s research team at the University of Tennessee has worked to understand the role of trees for mitigating these effects. From tree contributions to rain gardens, to rainfall interception, its clear trees have significant value in urban spaces. In this presentation, Jon will provide a synopsis of what we’ve learned, and discuss his next project that will bring a substantial number of tree-centric stormwater treatment practices to East Knoxville over the next five years. All welcome. Details online.