Once home to 1.9 million people, Detroit now has just 700,000 residents, leaving an estimated 30,000 acres of distressed land. Its rivers are polluted, and its parks are left with no one to care for them. The Conservation Fund’s hallmark approach is based on the idea that for conservation solutions to last, they need to make economic sense. They’ve taken on several projects with the intent to support green businesses and restore Detroit’s green spaces.
Are you ready to take your urban forestry efforts to the next level? Did you know that the Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) can help take you there? MFI is a one-week intensive experience that covers Leadership, Strategic Planning and Thinking, Collaboration, and Communications.
The next MFI will be held during the last week of February, 2014, at the Lied Conference Center in Nebraska City NE. The registration deadline is coming up on December 1, 2013.
New real estate web site Rentenna.com has started tracking trees with Green Heat Maps. Neighborhoods that are “green” hot make a big difference to potential renters when they look at all the factors that create a neighborhood where they want to live, especially in high-density urban areas like New York City and Brooklyn.
New research confirms the value of engaging the full community when planning and planting urban trees. The research explores the evolution of the urban planning and design of public places towards a process called “placemaking”.
Local events raised awareness for trees across the U.S. last week. And inspired volunteers took action for greener communities--from planting 30 park trees in Sugar Land, TX, on Monday to planting 100 street trees in Nashville, TN on Saturday with CSX Trees for Tracks.
Thousands of people will be taking action to improve their communities with trees this October during National Neighborwoods Month. The 2013 national campaign tolled through its second week with over 200 events greening up communities nationwide.
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