Category: Urban Forestry

forest conservation and global warming

Urban Forests Provide Benefits Property owners in Portland need to think twice before chopping down trees. A new city tree code took effect in January. It brings new protections to trees on both public and private property, along with stricter regulations and tough penalties for violators. It takes away a lot of the confusion about […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Urban Forestry Benefits Thousands of trees planted at Charlottetown’s new well field site in Miltonvale Park are creating an environment for wildlife, an extra water source for residents and an educational tool for young students. The presence of nesting bald eagles, snowshoe hares and more than 40 different species of birds is evidence that this […]

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forest conservation and global warming

TREE Fund The STIHL Tour des Trees, America’s largest fundraiser for tree research, recently concluded its 2013 ride and raised more than $585,000 to date. Participants in the international 585-mile ride around Lake Ontario stopped at communities throughout New York and Canada to showcase the importance of trees with tree plantings and educational programs. Since […]

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climate change and deforestation

Urban Forests Fight Global Warming One could argue that technology has allowed the human population to explode over the past 200 years. That exponential growth is taking its toll on the earth’s resources with resource depletion and environmental degradation. If we hope to sustain this huge population, there are questions to answer. How can we […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Forest Conservation Vital To Sustainability By Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee and Former Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway When you fly over the beautiful island of Hispanola, you see the border on the ground below. Where there is green forest, it is the Dominican Republic. Where there is dry, […]

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climate change and deforestation

Climate Action Includes Urban Forestry The battle against Climate Change will be won or lost in our cities. That’s where the majority of people are and it’s where most consumption takes place. it’s also where decisions and indecisions are made. The days are hotter, sea levels are rising, extreme weather events are happening locally and globally. […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Urban Forests A Shield Against Climate Change When we think of forest conservation and reforestation efforts, most people think of mountains and rainforests, but the trees in your city or town also can make a difference in many ways. In addition to the quality of life that urban forests add visually, they can reduce energy […]

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urban forests

The Gift That Keeps Giving Japan originally sent 2,000 trees in 1910, but they were found to be diseased and had to be burned. In 1912, Japan sent a second batch of trees, which became the “first trees.” Plaques mark the two original trees believed to be those planted by the first lady, Helen Herron […]

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climate change and deforestation

Greener Cities Cities around the world are home to about 50 percent of the world’s population and they generate 80 percent of our planet’s greenhouse gases. To help offset that profound environmental impact, cities need to maximize the beneficial use of trees and other greenery near buildings and open spaces. Not only do trees and […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Carbon, Climate, Change In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city’s urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5), a U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found that urban trees and forests are saving an average of one life every year per […]

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