Content tagged "urban forestry videos"

Urban Forestry Video Series New Release!

Trees provide more than just beauty or a source of wood products. Rather, trees provide an assortment of economic, environmental, psychological and social...

Tree Pests in the Urban Environment

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: July 11, 2016

Healthy Trees and Landscapes Help Save Energy. When trees are planted in the right location and receive periodic maintenance, they provide the greatest...

Tree Selection & Placement Video Series

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: July 11, 2016

Selecting Diverse Trees for Sustainability of the Urban EnvironmentMaximize your heating and cooling energy savings with careful tree selection. In this...

Mulching Trees in the Urban Environment

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 31, 2016

Credit: Priya Jaishanker  Placing mulch around trees in urban areas provides numerous benefits. Mulching emulates a duff layer, a layer of organic material...

Establishing Trees for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 31, 2016

Credit: Priya Jaishanker  Homes and buildings with shade from trees have been shown to use less energy throughout the day compared homes without trees, and,...

Controlling Weeds around Urban Landscapes

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 31, 2016

Grass and other vegetation competes for water and nutrients with newly established trees. Control of this vegetation is recommended and is usually best...

Watering Trees in the Urban Environment

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 31, 2016

Extension Agent Arnold Brodbeck, of Auburn University Cooperative Extension, describes effective ways to water newly established trees. Credit: Priya...

Staking and Guying Landscape Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 31, 2016

Arnold Brodbeck, of Auburn University Cooperative Extension, demonstrates how to stake and guy landscape trees. Credit: Priya Jaishanker  Staking and guying...

Tree Establishment in the Urban Environment Video Series

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 31, 2016

Staking and guying are used to stabilize recently transplanted trees until their roots grow into the surrounding soil. In this video, Arnold Brodbeck looks...

Communities Benefit from Energy-Saving Trees Video Series

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: May 04, 2016

A key aspect of a livable, sustainable community is melding of the built and natural environments. Robert Northrup, Urban and Community Extension Forester...

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...

Urban Forests Role in Heat Reduction

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Cities contain numerous hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, metal, and brick) that absorb large quantities of solar radiation (heat) throughout the day,...

Finding Refuge in the Urban Forest

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 24, 2016

 Urban forests and parks offer a refuge for those who live in urban environments. Many people in cities, especially those in lower income areas, live in hot,...

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...

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....

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