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Urban Forest Research Project Paves Way for Arbor Day Foundation Honor
Study: Eastern Trees in the Midst of a Growth Spurt
Increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations have been linked to significantly increased hardwood tree species growth in a 22 year study at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, in Edgewater, MD. This article briefly describes the study and preliminary findings.
Economic stimulus doesn't have to mean ecological disaster
Jump-starting old construction projects to create jobs would harm more than help us. We need to focus on 'smart green' infrastructure.
First In Nation 'Pollution Fee' Coming To SF
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's board of directors on Wednesday approved new rules to charge businesses a fee for the pollution they emit.
Georgia Tech lauded for its trees
The Georgia Institute of Technology recently became one of the first 10 colleges selected nationwide as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. It’s a seal of approval that says the Yellow Jackets know how to take care of their trees.
Ontario Protects Forest Health
McGuinty Government Approves Of New Tool To Fight Emerald Ash Borer
Tree-age may help with emerald ash borer
"Tree-age" is similar to the medical process of triage, which determines treatment to those who may survive with proper care. In this case, the patient is Fraxinus species, known as Ash.
Tree teams work to save South's storm-hit canopies
Urban Forest Strike Teams are poised to help communities assess their urban trees after a major natural disaster.
When homework isn’t homework, it’s research
When first-year DU (Denver University) biology students sign up for Professor Buck Sanford’s newest class, they have really signed up for something bigger: a real-life probe into global warming.
Students brave bogs and bugs for tree inventory
Traditionally an agricultural-based county, DeSoto County has experienced rapid urbanization in recent years. Community and government groups, planners and natural resource managers are interested in learning how this urbanization is affecting the tree canopy cover and patterns of storm water runoff. The results gained from this i-Tree Eco project will help provide them with this information.
Texas Trees Foundation Announces New Dallas Urban Heat Island Effect Report And Findings
Texas Trees Foundation today announced findings from the 2017 Dallas Urban Heat Island Effect report, a year-long study of the impacts and implications of air temperatures at the neighborhood level. Most notable among them: Dallas is heating up faster than every city in the country except for Phoenix.
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