Latest Urban forest Stories

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 12--Trees are vital to a healthy community, a point driven home as coastal counties face storm rebuilding and new development. So when Bay St. Louis writer and artist Ellis Anderson convinces people to literally hug trees, and when a town like Pass Christian hones its tree friendliness, the Mississippi Urban Forest Council takes note. They will join Gulf Coast Conservation Corps, credited with planting 30,000 trees, and a dozen other...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By Ronica Shannon, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 10--The city has received a $9,900 grant from the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program to help restore Camp Catalpa and provide citizens with information highlighting the resources and recreation available therein. This funding will help complete an urban forest inventory, park management plan and provide public education, said Richmond City Manager David Evans. "With this vital information, the beginning of a sustainable urban...

2008-06-24 06:02:31

By Alan Choate By ALAN CHOATE REVIEW-JOURNAL In the not-too-distant future, there will be people walking around the city of Las Vegas counting trees. It sounds odd, as does the name of this particular endeavor: surveying the "urban forest." But a large volume of research says that, even in dry Las Vegas, the right kinds of trees are a good way to conserve water and energy and clean the air. They look good, too. The survey is a joint effort by the city, the Southern Nevada Water...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Elena Temple of U.S. Conference of Mayors, +1-202-861- 6719, etemple@usmayors.org; or Caroline Counihan of The Home Depot Foundation, +1-770-384-2944, caroline_counihan@homedepot.com; or Mandy Hunsicker of Manning Selvage & Lee, for The Home Depot Foundation, +1-404-870-6815 mandy.hunsicker@mslpr.com MIAMI, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors(R) and The Home Depot(R) Foundation today announced Sacramento Tree Foundation and New Jersey...

2008-01-11 12:00:00

Among the many victims of a 1994 tornado in Lancaster were the trees. Winds of more than 200 mph stripped thousands of them from the downtown area and neighborhoods. In the 14 years since, city officials and residents have planted thousands of trees to replenish the urban forest. And they hit a milestone on that front last month when they transplanted about three dozen trees from the city's 5-year-old tree farm behind Veterans Memorial Library. "This is the first year that anything has...

2006-07-27 07:20:00

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho -- In a state where pine and fir outnumber residents, the loss of several privately owned spruces should hardly excite attention, let alone spark a crusade emblematic of a new trend to protect trees on private land. But in the ski community of Ketchum, Idaho, a seasonal home for the rich and famous and the last resting place of writer Ernest Hemingway, a developer's plan to cut down three towering conifers on his property spurred the city to issue an emergency...

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