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Stormwater Tree Trench DESIGN Options Guide Webinar




The Stormwater Tree Trench Design Guide was developed by the Providence Parks Department, Horsley Witten Group, the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center and the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network to help municipalities design and maintain greener, healthier, and more resilient tree trenches. The Guide is a tool to assist with the design process given specific stormwater objectives, site context, aesthetics, tree health, and maintenance capabilities. It is intended to encourage a creative, multi-functional design approach specific to each project’s needs, goals, and budget.  The guide will help improve communication between designers and municipalities as they plan and implement their green infrastructure projects. 

This training uses real-world examples, site conditions and scenarios to explain best practices for using the Stormwater Tree Trench Guide when planning a green infrastructure project.


Brian Byrnes
Deputy Superintendent – Providence Parks Department

  • Degree in Urban Planning & Resource Development – URI

  •  Over 30 Years of Construction Experience

  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector

  •  National Storm Water Center - Certified Stormwater Inspector

  •  Started with Providence Parks in 2015

  •  Project Manager for Projects in (120) Providence Parks

  •  Supervisor of (130) Parks Department Personnel

Ellen Biegert

R.L.A - Horsley Witten Group





Ellen is a registered Landscape Architect with over eight years of experience in the field and is driven to strengthen the connection between the natural and built environment. She has worked on projects that integrate open space and green infrastructure into neighborhood and urban context to create green networks for the surrounding communities, natural systems, and local wildlife.



Brian Kuchar

P.E., R.L.A., LEED AP - Horsley Witten Group

Brian is an Associate Principal at Horsley Witten Group. He is a registered landscape architect as well as a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in the combined fields of landscape architecture and civil engineering.  His passion for the preservation of the natural environment provides the foundation for all his design work.  

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