With more and more retailers "going green," Georgia has a great case study in retailers "going green" in a leafy way. The Georgia urban forestry publication Shade featured an article on the many benefits retailers experience when they invest in urban forests around their businesses. Retailers are bathing their shops, storefronts and parking areas in trees. Business owners have found that trees can help bring in the kind of green they can take to the bank.
With many states experiencing higher-than-normal temperatures and lower-than-normal precipitation, forests and grasslands are not the only areas at risk. It is important to remember that urban forests can suffer from drought conditions too and with water restrictions in some cities, it makes it even more difficult to keep those trees sufficiently watered.
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