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Monday, August 5, 2024
8:30 am – 3:50 pm CDT


Presented by Mary Ann Uhlmann

Understanding the Impact of Plant Physiology and Morphology to Run-off Quality and Quantity

  • Expectations of plants and soil hydrologic performance for various green infrastructure (GI) practices
  • The implications of plant form, habit, leaf persistence and root structure
  • Biological processes and water use
  • The root rhizosphere

Engineered Soil Design Strategies

  • Components and ratios for pre-treament vs treatment areas in various GI practices
  • Understanding the impact of soil moisture rebound
  • Design concerns for plant and practice longevity
  • Balancing aggregates and organic matter components

Plant Material Selection and Placement Strategies for Best Hydrologic Performance

  • Selection criteria for various GI practices
  • Assigning selected plant materials to zones
  • Strategies for best maintenance outcomes

Installation Pitfalls

  • Soil compaction and contamination avoidance methods
  • The impact of construction delays and material substitutions
  • Pre- and post-construction site conditions

Maintenance Protocols for Continued Code Compliance

  • Optimizing plant health for best outcomes
  • Understanding and implementing integrated pest management (IPM)
  • LOS—issues and compliance
  • Maintenance milestones, costs, and planning

Field Evaluations

  • Plant health evaluations
  • Soil assays
  • Corrective actions and repairs

Growing Trends

  • Treatment trains
  • “Sponge City” designs


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6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA - American Institute of Architects
6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

LACES - Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System
6.5 HSW PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Mary Ann Uhlmann

Founder of the Urban Horticulture Consulting, LLC

Ms. Uhlmann is an environmental horticulturist, accredited green roof professional, certified permaculture practitioner and certified sustainable landscape professional. Her firm, Urban Horticulture Consulting, provides green infrastructure planning, training, and asset management. Over the past 19 years, she has been a passionate advocate for green infrastructure education and policy making. Based in Marietta, Georgia, her projects include green roof design, assessments and remediation, maintenance protocol development, FLL compliance testing and the development of public outreach programs. Recent speaking engagements include The Little Rock Sustainability Conference, P80 Global Summit, and The Green Infrastructure Foundation Seattle Design Charette.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: A Horticultural Guide for Realizing Full Potential of Green Infrastructure Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5-hour course explores horticultural strategies to optimize green infrastructure projects, focusing on plant physiology, soil design, plant selection and placement, and maintenance protocols. The course will explore the impact of plant form and soil composition on runoff management, provide techniques for designing resilient green spaces, and discuss how to maintain and evaluate the effectiveness of green infrastructure installations.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explore the impact of plant physiology and soil composition on runoff quality and quantity and discuss plant biological processes and water use.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assess engineered soil design strategies and understand the balancing of aggregates and organic matter components to increase efficiency.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify criteria for selecting and placing plants, assign selected plants to specific zones, and discuss strategies for best maintenance outcomes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how the optimization of plant health can improve outcomes, the implementation of integrated pest management, and various maintenance milestones.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 03/20/2027

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $349.00

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