Content tagged "energy"

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...

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...

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...

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....


Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

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Energy Basics

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Energy is one of the main applications of woody biomass and forest residues. Wood is the main source of energy for more than 2 billion people...

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...

Where can I find the average wind speed and direction for my area?

Home Energy Updated: December 28, 2010

Will harvesting woody biomass improve or reduce forest health?

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

What does crude fiber tell me about a feed?

Beef Cattle Updated: March 06, 2008

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