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Friday, July 25, 2014
To help feed and shelter migratory birds, a group of migrant women and their children participate in the Patterson Park Audubon Center's Bird Ambassadors program.   The goal is to provide a stopover for neotropical birds migrating from the East Coast to Mexico and Central America for the winter.   "If you think...
Friday, July 25, 2014
The North American Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental education competition.  Reaching more than 500,000 students across North America annually, the Envirothon succeeds in its mission to develop knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated citizens who are willing and prepared to work towards...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Florida's aspiring Eagle Scout Orion Leavy, 15, and Mildred Helms Elementary graduate Riley Browne, 11, have taken on separate projects with similar missions: planting hundreds of trees to beautify and add more green to Largo’s landscape. The trees for both projects will come from the city’s tree fund, which businesses and...
Friday, July 18, 2014
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, a team lead by the University of Tennessee was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000.   The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure...
Friday, July 11, 2014
To determine the future of the maple, the city of Missoula uses a device called a sonic tomograph. The Urban Forestry Division has catalogued an estimated 74 percent of municipal street and boulevard trees, and most of them are, to a trained eye, obviously healthy or obviously hazards in need of removal. “The tree has a...
Friday, July 11, 2014
A multi-state team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are working to advance the profession of urban forestry.   The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry 2020. The project aims to examine the challenges faced by the urban forestry profession and devise strategies...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the 2014 USDA Forest Service's National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients. The grants provide funding that will help enhance urban forest stewardship, support new employment opportunities, and help build resilience...
Friday, June 6, 2014
One large front-yard tree can increase the sale price of a house by 1 percent. A well-placed mature tree can reduce annual air conditioning costs by 2 percent to 10 percent. It is estimated that America's urban forests store between 600 million and 990 million tons of carbon. Trees are increasingly used as part of a green...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Trees are often considered to be expensive-to-maintain assets with little value outside of hard-to-maintain aesthetics. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District thinks otherwise: in a city that reaches temperatures of 113 degrees, they’ve found that subsidizing the planting of more than 500,000 trees is an efficient way...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
For the 33rd consecutive year, Ohio leads the nation for Tree City USA designations with 244 communities achieving the title this year. The program, which is sponsored by the National Association of State Foresters, the Arbor Day Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National League of...

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