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2012-01-05 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grove (www.AmericanGrove.org), an online community that brings together nature enthusiasts to plant trees and protect the urban tree canopy, is now open to residents across the country, including all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. The Grove provides a nationwide community for citizens engaged in preserving and positively contributing to the United States' urban forest. The site enables...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance is teaming up with the Texas Trees Foundation to bring greater awareness about trees and technology to the classrooms at two Dallas Independent School District schools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090826/ESURANCELOGO) Students at Skyline High School and Seagoville High School will have the opportunity to plan and participate in a community planting project. This will include planting 30 trees on the school campuses, creating...

2011-09-30 13:40:00

Grants will support the development of new geospatial tools to enable cities to expand their urban forests in order to reap the benefits of stormwater infiltration, lower energy costs, improved air quality and more attractive places. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 Azavea, an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to create software tools that will assist in prioritizing urban...

2011-09-12 11:22:04

Non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle are costing an estimated $1.7 billion in local government expenditures and approximately $830 million in lost residential property values every year, according to study by a research team that included scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station. The research effort was funded by The Nature Conservancy and supported by the University of California / Santa Barbara's National...

2011-05-05 11:05:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft, National Semiconductor, NVIDIA, REI, RHI, SanDisk and Yahoo are joining forces on Saturday to plant more than 400 trees in a single day at Green Oaks and Cesar Chavez Academies on Ralmar Street in East Palo Alto - part of an initiative to plant more than 1,000 trees in the coming months. In partnership with Canopy, a local non-profit group dedicated to planting healthy trees for a healthier community, this program will...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Deep Root and Kestrel Design Group released its Lifecycle Cost Analysis: Investment vs. Returns for Healthy Urban Trees. The white paper offers effective stormwater and urban forest planning strategies to ensure the community is getting the most from its investment. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 Deep Root Partners, L.P. and The Kestrel Design Group have released a white paper to help communities make the best investment for stormwater management and urban tree planning. The...

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2010-11-02 06:55:00

New study explores relationship between urban trees and crime Along with energy conservation and storm-water reduction, scientists may soon be adding crime-fighting to the list of benefits that urban trees provide. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southern Research Stations have published a new study that suggests that certain types of city trees may help lower property and violent crime rates. Their study"”which is posted online in advance of its...

2010-03-25 11:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --TreeVitalize--an initiative to plant one million trees and restore tree cover in Pennsylvania's 14 metropolitan areas--is offering citizens the opportunity to learn about planting and caring for trees, according to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley. "Trees, like people, need to be nurtured to thrive," Quigley said. "Many urban street trees die within the first seven years of planting. These...

2010-01-11 10:51:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- STIHL Inc., a leading manufacturer of handheld outdoor power equipment, has renewed its title sponsorship for the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund. This weeklong cycling event has become America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education. The 2009 STIHL Tour des Trees raised nearly a half million dollars to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Since its inception in...

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2009-05-09 08:05:00

Trees positioned to shade the west and south sides of a house may decrease summertime electric bills by 5 percent on average, according to a recent study of California homes by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The first large-scale study of its kind, the research paper considers the effects of shade on 460 single-family homes in Sacramento during the summer of 2007 and provides hard statistics showing how...