Content tagged "tree care"

What can I do about my neighbor's trees blocking my solar panels?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Solar access rights and regulations vary considerably across the United States. Many states and municipalities protect solar access rights through statutes...

I live in an apartment. How can I help conserve energy with trees?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Living in an apartment does not preclude citizens from helping their communities conserve energy with trees. Close to home, tenants can encourage landlords...

Who do I call to get permission to plant a street tree in front of my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Jurisdiction and authority over streetside planting spaces vary across the United States. In some localities, the city retains complete control over street...

Will trees near my home increase the chance of a lightning strike?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Lightning is one of nature's most powerful forces and is the 2nd leading cause of weather-related deaths. Since trees are often the tallest objects in the...

Why should I not cut down trees near my home to remove the risk of damage?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Perhaps you should... or perhaps not.  Not only do healthy and structurally sound trees near your home provide you with energy conservation benefits, there...

Should I put anything on the tree after I cut a branch off?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

In most cases, pruning sealants provide no benefit to tree health and may even incite stem decay or inhibit wound closure. When pruning cuts are properly...

Are there subsidies or other programs that can be used to plant trees for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Some communities, businesses or state agencies may offer subsidies for tree planting in specific situations. Contact your local office of the State Forestry...

Will my electric or gas utility company provide me with trees for my property?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Your local gas or electric company may provide you with trees you can plant on your property. This is done to encourage the right kind of trees being planted...

Who is responsible for taking care of the tree in front of my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Rights and responsibilities for trees in front of houses vary across states and municipalities. Residential yards abutting public roadways are often...

How can I keep my tree small?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

The best way to keep your tree small is to plant a species that does not grow large.  Ask your local extension office, state forestry, natural resources or...

What is the difference between a Certified Arborist and a Consulting Arborist?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

The difference between a Certified Arborist and a Consulting Arborist resides with the organization that issues the title.  Certified Arborists are...

What should I do after a storm has damaged my tree(s)?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Storm-damaged trees should be evaluated by a professional arborist. A Certified or Consulting Arborist may recommend removal or various improvement measures...

Planting Urban Trees: Maintenance Requirements

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Too often trees are forgotten and not maintained after being planted. A tree requires proper care, especially in the early stages of its development, to...

Tree Planting in Cities (Part 3): Tree Selection & Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

After selecting a good site to plant an urban tree and then preparing the site for planting, the next step is tree selection and planting.Tree...

Tree Planting in Cities (Part 2): Site Preparation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Proper preparation of the planting site is critical to good root development. In urban areas, site preparation may require special planning because of the...

Urban Soils: Temperature Extremes and Moderating Soil Temperature

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 26, 2016

Temperature extremes can alter the chemical and biological characteristics of soils. Urban locations often have higher soil temperatures than rural areas...

Urban Soils: Correcting Low Soil Moisture

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 26, 2016

 Photo Credit: Raina SheridanLack of moisture in the soil is as harmful as too much water. Low soil moisture can be caused by high temperature, drought, high...

Urban Soil Problems that Affect Successful Tree Growth and Development

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 25, 2016

  Many activities in an urban area can change a soil’s physical, chemical, or biological characteristics.   Construction and landscape maintenance are the...

Cause, Affect and Prevention of Erosion on Urban Trees

Site clearing and land grading are two construction activities that typically increase soil erosion. These actions change the soil profile and structure,...

Urban Forests: Understanding Associated Costs

A community receives many benefits from the urban forest; however, there are also costs associated with having a healthy urban forest. Estimates for tree...

Arborist: Selection & Services

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 22, 2016

 A professional arborist is a person with experience and training in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. There are...

Storm Damage and Health Costs Associated with Urban Forests

 Storm Damage RecoveryStorms, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, ice, snow, and wind, can cause major damage to the trees and property in a community. Costs of...

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...

Community Involvement with Urban Forestry

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 In warmer regions, many people are willing to pay higher prices for homes that contain trees in their yards. They recognize that trees offer numerous...

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),...

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