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Monday, November 17, 2014
        Blog submitted by Paul Johnson. The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS)'s bilingual education initiative continues to expand throughout the state. In 2014, TFS held the 5th Annual Bilingual Tree Worker Training in San Antonio, the 3rd annual Spanish language tree school at the Texas Tree Conference, and outreach in...
Friday, November 14, 2014
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says 21 cities, conservation districts and other recipients will be awarded federal grants for urban forestry projects.      A total of $90,132 will be divided among the winners. The competitive grant program is sponsored by the DNR and the U.S. Forest Service.      It promotes...
Friday, November 7, 2014
Today is Texas Arbor Day, and it's during the best time of year to plant trees across Texas. The first Texas Arbor Day was observed in 1889, celebrating the benefits that trees provide over a lifetime. To plant trees this weekend, Texans should select trees that are well-suited to a site. The mature size of a tree should...
Friday, November 7, 2014
If you live in the northeast, here are some tree health tips from the Vermont Garden Journal:  Most garden plants have gone dormant for the season in Vermont, and its important to protect your trees and shrubs. Young trees and shrubs are particularly susceptible to animal damage because the critters love the tender bark...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
While rainstorms can rejuvenate a forest, they can also transform an urban road into a highway for pollutants. Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation lands on surfaces like parking lots or other areas that can’t absorb it. When the water drains into nearby streams and rivers, it carries with it dirt and nutrients such...
Friday, October 10, 2014
For the first time in more than a decade, Bloomington, Indiana has increased the amount of green space in the city. Green space is defined as the total acreage covered by trees, grass and other vegetation, according to the city’s Environmental Commission. Green space must also be greater than one acre and more than 10...
Friday, October 10, 2014
The threat of the Emerald Ash Borer is forcing cities across Iowa to start taking inventory of its trees, and Des Moines now has the green light to do so. The inventory would identify hazardous trees, along with healthy trees in need of simple pruning. Earlier this week the city council voted to send tree crews out next...
Monday, October 6, 2014
As everyone reads this article on their respective computer screens, it’s hard to escape the sense that Americans are less connected to the outdoors. Not only does this have negative consequences for our personal health, it can have impacts on our local environment if we aren’t careful. For instance, water quality suffers...
Friday, September 19, 2014
In collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and The University of Vermont, Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Toronto Urban Forestry has taken advantage of sophisticated modeling and remote sensing tools to paint a more detailed picture of Toronto's urban forest. The resulting study, Every Tree Counts: A Portrait of Toronto's...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Lying along the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, the 53,500-acre San Juan Bay Estuary watershed is the heart of the expanding and densely populated San Juan metropolitan area. The 2010 U.S. Census estimated the population of the area at 2,478,905, with a population density of 3,215 people a square kilometer (about half a...

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