Content tagged "urban forestry"

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...

Urban Forests Improve Water Quality

Waterways and lakes in and near urban areas can be polluted by soil erosion and water runoff that may contain fertilizers and pesticides from landscapes,...

Christmas Trees: Pros and Cons of Live or Artificial Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 22, 2015

Trees ready for Christmas at a tree farm in North Carolina.Until their time comes to grace homes with ornaments and shade presents, a natural, or live,...

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...

Planting Sites Unique to Urban Areas

Several types of planting sites are unique to urban areas, including street lawn, tree pit, roadway, planter, and cluster planting. These sites may require...

Urban Trees Can Be Used for Bioremediation

Trees can remediate and serve as buffers to sites that have been contaminated with both inorganic and organic compounds, such as metals and...

Assistance for Urban Tree Care

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 01, 2015

Public sources of tree care and energy conservation assistance:Federal, state, and local sources of assistanceSeveral federal agencies are charged with...

Uses of Urban Vegetation to Moderate Climate

Climatology is the study of weather and its changes over long periods of time. The climate within a given location can be described from three aspects:...

Tree Planting for Lower Power Bills

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 18, 2015

Whether it is winter or summer, trees can help you save energy at home.   Shade for Savings  Did you know that only 17% shade over your house during the day...

A Regional View of Invasive Plants

How does what I do in my yard, on my land and in my garden affect what plants invade our forests and grasslands?  What has happened on the land where you...

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...

Eric Wiseman

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: June 14, 2014

Dr. Eric Wiseman is associate professor of urban forestry in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech in...

Sharon Jean-Philippe University of Tennessee

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe is an Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. Dr. Jean-Philippe received a B.S....

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...

Site Factors to Consider When Planting a Tree

Knowing the characteristics of a planting site will help you determine whether the site will support healthy tree growth and development. The Site Factors...

How do trees and other vegetation affect urban mesoclimates and microclimates?

Vegetation affects urban mesoclimate and microclimate by intercepting solar radiation, directing air movement, and affecting air temperature.  Microclimate,...

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...

What is a mesoclimate?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 08, 2013

A mesoclimate is the climate at an intermediate geographic scale, such as a downtown district, neighborhood, large park, farm, or wooded area.  It is...

What is a microclimate?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 08, 2013

A microclimate is created in a relatively small area where environmental conditions may be warmer or cooler than in the general surrounding area. For...

Benefits of the Urban Forest

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

Trees are an important part of our communities, but tree planting, maintenance and protection require an investment of resources, including time and money....

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...

What Can I Do to Promote Energy Conservation with Trees in My Community?

The best ways to promote energy conservation with trees in your community are educating others about the benefits of urban trees, advocating for tree...

Urban Forests Can Increase Cultural Identity and Sense of Place in a Community

Increase in Cultural Identity and Sense of PlaceTrees are a significant part of a community, offering important benefits not easily measured. Imagine what a...

Urban Forests Help to Improve Health and Well-being

Life in a bustling urban setting can be both physically and mentally stressful, but there are indications that trees and other plants help improve human...

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