Content tagged "urban forestry"

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...

What is the difference between arboriculture and urban forestry?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 26, 2013

Arboriculture involves the care of individual trees, while urban forestry deals with forests as systems (groups of trees) in a developed setting.The science...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What is a safe distance to keep between a tree and my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 28, 2012

The distance between your home and a tree planting should be determined by the mature width of the tree's canopy. Trees should be planted at least a distance...

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