Content tagged "tree placement"

Urban Soils: Contamination and Urban Trees

Soil can be contaminated by masonry, wood, paper, asphalt, paint, fuel, cement, oil, salt, or other materials. Contamination may occur across an entire site,...

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...

Planting Urban Trees: Social & Community Considerations

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 25, 2016

For both private and public locations, it is critical to find out the relevant zoning ordinances and other laws and policies that apply to each site. Some...

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...

Trees in Urban Environments: Site & Species Considerations

   To ensure a tree will grow and develop to maturity, it is essential to evaluate the environmental conditions of a site.Light PatternsConsider the amount...

Energy Conservation & Tree Planting: Tips for Renters

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Living in an apartment or renting a home does not preclude citizens from helping their communities conserve energy with trees. Apartment dwellers and...

Trees for Comfort in Public Places

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

  Cities can be extremely hot during long summer days. Air conditioning is often needed indoors and in cars to offset high temperatures. This heat can...

Blending Architecture with the Urban Forest

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Effectively blending elements of architecture and landscape architecture can provide numerous benefits to those who work or live in urban environments....

Guide wind - Maximize summer cooling

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 23, 2016

Strategically positioning vegetation in landscapes can maximize energy benefits and save money for homeowners, commercial properties and public facilities....

Time for Trees to Provide Energy Conservation Benefits?

It is possible to plant a tree that within a few years will provide energy conservation benefits. The length of time between planting and energy conservation...

Soil Characteristics and Tree Planting

Soil conditions are among the most critical site considerations for tree growth and survival. The Urban Soils Module describes how to identify and test soil...

Soil Volume and Rooting Space When Planting Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

To ensure adequate stability and to allow a tree to grow to its potential size, a tree’s root system must have adequate soil volume in which to...

Understanding and determining prevailing winds

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 12, 2013

Prevailing winds are the direction that the wind blows most often in a location. Prevailing winds can change by location and by season making it tricky to...

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