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Can the Latest Advancement in Urban Infrastructure Benefit Your City? | Arbor Day Foundation Blog

Can the Latest Advancement in Urban Infrastructure Benefit Your City? | Arbor Day Foundation Blog | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it

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University releases update to master plan - The Temple News

University releases update to master plan - The Temple News | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
The extensive plan, Visualize Temple, calls for increased green space and the relocation of science classes and research to newer buildings.

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Biologist Climbs High to Prove Hypothesis About Plants

Biologist Climbs High to Prove Hypothesis About Plants | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
A 20-year quest to prove a longstanding hypothesis about how nutrients are transported may come to an end thanks to tiny needles that probe leaves 40 feet up an oak tree.

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Why Trees Get So Old - Tree Defense Process Called Compartmentalization

Why Trees Get So Old - Tree Defense Process Called Compartmentalization | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
Tree live to become very old because they have a defense to the disease process called compartmentalization.

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Study: Trees save at least a life a year in each of 10 major U.S. cities

Study: Trees save at least a life a year in each of 10 major U.S. cities | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
Urban trees suck up soot and other kinds of fine particulate pollution, and that helps keep us healthy and alive, researchers find.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:04 PM

Suck it up, mighty trees! Just another reason why trees are awesome! Thank a tree today:-)

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One tree's architecture reveals secrets of a forest, study finds

One tree's architecture reveals secrets of a forest, study finds | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Behind the dazzling variety of shapes and forms found in trees hides a remarkably similar architecture based on fundamental, shared principles, UA ecologists have discovered.

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According to the authors, their study is the first empirical test of a theory UA ecology professor Brian Enquist helped develop in 1998. That theory holds that a tree's branching structure – specifically, the width and length of its branches – predicts how much carbon and water a tree exchanges with the environment in relation to its overall size, independently of the species. 

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The Importance of Big, Old Trees | American Forests

The Importance of Big, Old Trees | American Forests | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
Dr. Jerry Franklin discusses the importance of big, old trees to wildlife and forest health, plus a need for policies that create multi-aged forests.

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American Grove's curator insight, September 18, 2013 11:00 AM

Old trees as part of the structure of a forest!

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Urban Forest

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Since the inception of the automobile, Los Angeles has been dramatically altered by the increasing amount of asphalt and concrete covering ground surfaces, which absorb incoming solar radiation and reradiate it as heat energy that raises the local...

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The Economics of Investing in Green Solutions to Stormwater Management

The Economics of Investing in Green Solutions to Stormwater Management | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
New York, NY (September 22, 2013) - A recent Forbes article investigates the payback for private investment in new and retrofit green solutions to manage storm

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Study Evaluates Costs of Reducing Carbon with Street Trees

Study Evaluates Costs of Reducing Carbon with Street Trees | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it

When it comes to carbon abatement, does a green roof do more good than planting a tree near a building? In which boroughs are street trees doing the most good? Which tree species is giving New York City more carbon abatement for its buck?


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USDA Blog » What does Maple Syrup Have in Common with an Invasive Insect?

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Tree Davis Research Tackles Challenges to Shaded Parking Lots

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David, CA (February 13, 2014) - What are the most feasible ways to make shady parking lots a reality? Tree Davis has released a new report reviewing parking lot

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Master Plan Presents 20-Year Vision for Storrs Campus - UConn Today (blog)

Master Plan Presents 20-Year Vision for Storrs Campus - UConn Today (blog) | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
A comprehensive plan that will help shape the physical development of the Storrs campus for the next 20 years will soon be available for public review.

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Can Science Develop Stronger Trees in Connecticut?

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As United Illuminating continues revisions on its ambitious tree-cutting plan, a group of scientists at UConn is studying why trees fail, and how they can

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Urban Trees Remove Fine Particulate Air Pollution , Save Lives - Science Daily (press release)

Urban Trees Remove Fine Particulate Air Pollution , Save Lives - Science Daily (press release) | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
Urban Trees Remove Fine Particulate Air Pollution , Save Lives Science Daily (press release) June 19, 2013 — In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city's urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate...

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How Can Cities Finance The Care of Urban Forests?

How Can Cities Finance The Care of Urban Forests? | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
Chapel Hill, NC (August 9, 2013) – Urban trees are a critical capital investment for a city, with concrete benefits. They improve air quality, save energy, he

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In New Jersey Pines, Trouble Arrives on Six Legs

In New Jersey Pines, Trouble Arrives on Six Legs | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
A beetle invasion of New Jersey’s Pinelands, said to be caused by global warming, has drawn little attention, and scientists say the state has been too slow in its response.

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American Grove's curator insight, December 10, 2013 10:37 AM

‘What, you have to cut down trees to save the forest?’ ” Dr. Ayres said. “Yes, that’s exactly right. The alternative is losing the forest for saving the trees.”

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Image of the Day: map of every tree in the United States

Image of the Day: map of every tree in the United States | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
About 30% of the Earth's surface is covered in forests and they hold up to 45% of the carbon stored on land. Scientists at NASA are trying to determine if our forests could store more carbon in the future, but...

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Urban Forests: Is Quality More Important Than Quantity?

Urban Forests: Is Quality More Important Than Quantity? | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
San Francisco, CA (September 19, 2013) - In a recent article, “Champion Trees and Urban Forests,” in Places Journal, Mark Hough addresses the challenges cit

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How trees can boost a home's sale price - MSN Real Estate

How trees can boost a home's sale price - MSN Real Estate | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
Sale prices for homes with "street trees," those planted between the sidewalk and street, averaged $7,130 more than homes without street trees, one study says.

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620,000 trees being planted to honor Civil War dead

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Along the historic highway that stretches from Thomas Jefferson's home, near Charlottesville, Va., to the national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa., a small group is planting a tree for every one of the Civil War dead.

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Risk and Reward in Nature Play | Ecology Global Network

Risk and Reward in Nature Play |  Ecology Global Network | Tree Preservation Planning | Scoop.it
All parents want their children to be safe, but our strict standards - no risks, no injuries – are now being applied to children’s nature play.

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American Grove's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:36 AM

"The bottom line:  children need risk. It is a powerful catalyst for growth that helps them develop good judgment, persistence, courage, resiliency, and self-confidence."