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Tree Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 26, 2015

The following are guidelines to assist you in planting your tree properly.  Prior to planting, remember to move the tree by the root ball or the container...

Tree Planting in Cities: Site Location

The site location offers clues on potential stresses that may impact tree health and maintenance. For example, a tree located within a downtown sidewalk will...

Urban Forestry & Energy Conservation Bibliography

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 08, 2014

Akbari, H., Taha, H. 1992. The Impact of Trees and White Surfaces on Residential Heating and Cooling Energy Use in Four Canadian Cities. Energy, 17(2),...

Urban Forest Strike Teams

The UFST (Urban Forest Strike Team) project, a disaster response and recovery effort initiated by the Urban & Community Forestry programs in Virginia and...

Guidelines for Planting an Urban Tree

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 25, 2013

For planting trees in urban and conservation area environments, containers and wrappings should always be removed from the rootball just before planting to...

How can I reduce the risk of a tree falling on my house during a storm?

The risk of a tree or its parts failing can never be completely eliminated. It can, however, be reduced to a reasonable level so that you can have peace of...

eLearn Urban Forestry: Online Training in Urban Forestry

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

As most of us know, healthy urban forests require a strong investment, and not just from the individuals and communities who benefit directly from these...

How to Correct Excessive Soil Moisture and Drainage Problems

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Soils with excessive moisture have poor aeration because pore spaces are filled with water. Roots tend to grow near the surface in such soils. With poorly...

How to Correct Soil Compaction

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Soil compaction is a major cause of tree decline in urban areas. Compaction occurs when a force, such as feet, vehicles, and even water from some sprinkler...

Nutrient Imbalance and How to Correct It

Soils in urban areas may have a nutrient imbalance. If there are inadequate nutrients, tree growth and development will be affected. Nutrient imbalances are...

Selecting the Proper Tools for Urban Tree Planting

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 27, 2013

The proper tools for preparing the planting area depend on the size of the tree, the type of root system, the site, and the condition of the soil. The most...

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