Content tagged "urban"

Seasonal Greening in U.S. Forests, Fields, and Urban Areas

Using the assessment tool ForWarn, land managers can monitor the growth and development of vegetation that signals winter’s end and the awakening of a new...

Can more trees and shrubs in urban areas increase crime by giving criminals a place to hide?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Many people fear approaching densely vegetated areas around urban parks or in parking lots at night, or share a perception that trees and shrubs might give...

What is an urban heat island?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Cities are often referred to as urban heat islands. This is due to the lack of vegetation in city centers when compared to suburban, exurban and rural...

Which trees provide the "best" shade in summer?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

It's true, not all tree shade is created equal. Broad-leaved, deciduous trees, in general, cast a broader shadow than many evergreens, such as pine...

I have small, dark ants in my house. How do I get rid of them?

The first step in any pest management plan is to identify the pest. With ants this can be quite difficult because of their small size. A microscope with...

What is an entomologist?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Exhibit “Termites Eat Your Home!” produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah BernardAn entomologist is a scientist that studies...

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