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2014-07-15 23:00:13

Professional urban forester and arborist Michael Allen shares his experience and expertise in ‘Dr. Tree’s Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees’ Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 From consulting urban forester Michael Allen comes a brand new picture book that addresses hundreds of questions about tree diseases. “Dr. Tree’s Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees” is a non-fiction book that relates to the prairie regions of North America. Its...

2014-06-24 16:22:04

Summitt Energy plants 18,000 trees in honour of EverGreen Program Homeowners' Commitment to Energy Conservation TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Trees offer homeowners more than landscaping aesthetics; in addition to beautifying our communities, trees reduce local air pollution, have the potential to mitigate storm water damage, and reduce homeowners' electricity costs, according to a May 2013 study by Ryerson University entitled, "Growing Summer Energy Conservation through Residential Tree...

2013-06-20 13:52:26

In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city´s urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5), a U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found that urban trees and forests are saving an average of one life every year per city. In New York City, trees save an average of eight lives every year. Fine particulate air pollution has serious health effects, including premature mortality, pulmonary...

Urban Trees Provide Economic Boon
2013-05-08 13:51:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it´s Manhattan´s Central Park or the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Frederick Law Olmstead understood the value that forested areas bring to a city. However, the“¯father of American“¯landscape architecture was probably unaware of the billions of dollars these forests contribute in the form of carbon storage and sequestration. According to a new study in the journal Environmental Pollution, urban...

2012-08-06 22:02:26

Tree cover in the nation´s Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a U.S. Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces. New Hampshire leads the nation in percent tree cover (89 percent), followed by Maine (83 percent) and Vermont (82 percent). On the other end of the spectrum, North Dakota has the lowest percent tree cover (3 percent), followed by Nebraska (4 percent) and South Dakota (6 percent). Using aerial...

The Role Of Urban Greenery In CO2 Exchange Demonstrated
2012-06-27 12:15:41

In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota conclude that not only is vegetation important in the uptake of the greenhouse gas, but also that different types of vegetation play different roles. Their findings will be published July 4 in the current issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research — Biogeosciences, a publication...

Do Urban 'Heat Islands' Hint At Trees Of Future?
2012-04-24 13:49:46

Common oaks get a boost in New York's Central Park City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far better than its country cousins, due to chronically elevated city heat levels, says a new study. The study, just published in the journal Tree Physiology , shows that common native red oak seedlings grow as much as eight times faster in New York's Central Park than in more rural, cooler settings in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. Red oaks and their close...

2012-04-11 23:02:12

Contest to highlight colors of the urban forest. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service today announced its My Neighborhood Forest photo contest, celebrating America´s urban and community forests. The Grand Prize winner will receive $200 in outdoor gear courtesy of the National Forest Foundation. The contest, which runs from April 11 — July 22, seeks to highlight the natural beauty that spring and summer bring to U.S. neighborhoods, communities and cities,...


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