Content tagged "urban forest management"

Urban Forestry Webinars in 2018

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: July 12, 2018

     Join other Cooperative Extension personnel, educators and our expert speakers for an exciting and knowledge-filled urban and community forestry 2018...

Planting Urban Trees: Maintenance Requirements

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Too often trees are forgotten and not maintained after being planted. A tree requires proper care, especially in the early stages of its development, to...

Tree Planting in Cities (Part 3): Tree Selection & Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

After selecting a good site to plant an urban tree and then preparing the site for planting, the next step is tree selection and planting.Tree...

Urban Tree Planting (Part 1): Site Selection

Site selection is the first, important step to make when planting trees in an urban environment. Quality sites have a higher probability of supporting...

Tree Planting in Cities (Part 2): Site Preparation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Proper preparation of the planting site is critical to good root development. In urban areas, site preparation may require special planning because of the...

Urban Soils: Contamination and Urban Trees

Soil can be contaminated by masonry, wood, paper, asphalt, paint, fuel, cement, oil, salt, or other materials. Contamination may occur across an entire site,...

Urban Soils: Correcting Low Soil Moisture

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 26, 2016

 Photo Credit: Raina SheridanLack of moisture in the soil is as harmful as too much water. Low soil moisture can be caused by high temperature, drought, high...

Planting Urban Trees: Social & Community Considerations

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 25, 2016

For both private and public locations, it is critical to find out the relevant zoning ordinances and other laws and policies that apply to each site. Some...

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...

Cause, Affect and Prevention of Erosion on Urban Trees

Site clearing and land grading are two construction activities that typically increase soil erosion. These actions change the soil profile and structure,...

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...

Trees in Urban Environments: Site & Species Considerations

   To ensure a tree will grow and develop to maturity, it is essential to evaluate the environmental conditions of a site.Light PatternsConsider the amount...

Invasive Species in Forests

The kudzu vine, pictured here growing on trees in Atlanta, Georgia, is an invasive species brought to the United States from Japan and initially planted in...

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...

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