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"Only God can make a tree"

"Only God can make a tree" | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. | Poster promoting conservation of trees as a natural resource.
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From the lovely if sentimental Joyce Kilmer poem:

Title: "Only God can make a tree" Creator(s): Clough, Stanley Thomas, 1905-, artist Date Created/Published: Ohio : Federal Art Project, 1938.Medium: 1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color.Summary: Poster promoting conservation of trees as a natural resource.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5412 (color film copy slide)Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.Call Number: POS - WPA - OH .C56, no. 6 (B size) [P&P]Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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Save Stadium Woods - Virginia Tech

------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE 8/22/12 The woods are safe for now but administration still has not guaranteed its longt...
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Once upon a time

Once upon a time | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. | Poster showing Little Red Riding Hood and a wolf.
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Sometimes, modern urban people are afraid of their forests. Why? Perhaps this story helps us understand the fear of forests.

 

Title: Once upon a time / Whitley. Creator(s): Whitley, Kenneth, artist Date Created/Published: Ill. : Federal Art Project, WPA, [between 1936 and 1939]Medium: 1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color.Summary: Poster showing Little Red Riding Hood and a wolf.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-1177 (color film copy slide)Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.Call Number: POS - WPA - ILL .W55, no. 2 (C size) [P&P]Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USANotes:Date stamped on verso: Sep 7 1939.Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).
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Cats killing 'billions of animals'

Cats killing 'billions of animals' | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Cats are killing billions of birds and other animals in the US each year, a new study suggests.
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Important findings for thinking about bird populations in urban and suburban forests.

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New control strategies for 'bipolar' bark beetles

New control strategies for 'bipolar' bark beetles | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Population explosions of destructive pine beetles may be prevented by boosting competitor and predator beetle populations, a new study suggests.
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Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors

Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Vienna neighbors banded together to oppose paving popular parkland
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Use for old Christmas trees? Douglas fir needles may sterilize nano devices for medical applications

Use for old Christmas trees? Douglas fir needles may sterilize nano devices for medical applications | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
As twelfth night approaches and the Christmas decorations start to look old, as the last crumbs of cake are swept away and the remnants of the turkey have finally been consumed, there is the perennial question as to what to do with the tree.
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Wellbeing helps conservation case

Wellbeing helps conservation case | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
The growing evidence linking green spaces to human wellbeing could help strengthen the case for conservation, a leading academic argues.
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He also discusses urban green needs,

 

"Focusing on urban environments, as more than 50% of humans on the planet now lived in towns or cities, he said two key issues were air quality and excess heat."

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NY Times: The Worldwide Vulnerability of Forests (2012)

NY Times: The Worldwide Vulnerability of Forests (2012) | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

Many trees operate with only a narrow margin of safety when it comes to their water supply, so many of the world's important forest species are vulnerable to hydraulic failure.

 

A warming climate creates summertime water stress for trees like these mountain pines in Montana, making them more vulnerable to attack by beetles. The gray trees above died several years ago.


Via Kamoun Lab @ TSL, Eve Emshwiller
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Increasing drought stress challenges vulnerable hydraulic system of plants, professor finds

Increasing drought stress challenges vulnerable hydraulic system of plants, professor finds | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
The hydraulic system of trees is so finely-tuned that predicted increases in drought due to climate change may lead to catastrophic failure in many species.
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Why Do Trees Topple in a Storm? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Why Do Trees Topple in a Storm? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
For some, an unwanted reminder of Hurricane Sandy that crashed into the East Coast as megastorm of the century is a big tree uprooted, lying across ...
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Urban insects change their tune

Urban insects change their tune | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Grasshoppers that live in noisy urban environments alter their mating call to tune out background noise, research finds.
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The Trouble With Trees

The Trouble With Trees | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Here are 10 things scientists have learned about trees this year. Thanks to climate change, it's not a pretty picture.

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Biocontrol: Fungus and wasps released to control emerald ash borer

Biocontrol: Fungus and wasps released to control emerald ash borer | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Scientists are making an effort to contain the emerald ash borer's destructive march through U.S. forests.
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"Only God can make a tree"

"Only God can make a tree" | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. | Poster promoting conservation of trees as a natural resource.
Marybeth Shea's insight:

From the lovely if sentimental Joyce Kilmer poem:

Title: "Only God can make a tree" Creator(s): Clough, Stanley Thomas, 1905-, artist Date Created/Published: Ohio : Federal Art Project, 1938.Medium: 1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color.Summary: Poster promoting conservation of trees as a natural resource.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5412 (color film copy slide)Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.Call Number: POS - WPA - OH .C56, no. 6 (B size) [P&P]Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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Spare our trees

Spare our trees | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
1 print on board (poster) : silkscreen, color. | Poster promoting conservation of trees as a natural resource.
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WPA poster, by Stanley Clough (born, circa 1905).

Digital ID: (color film copy slide) cph 3b48810 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b48810 Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-910 (color film copy slide)Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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'No sell-off' for public forests

'No sell-off' for public forests | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
The government has announced that it will not sell off publicly owned forests in England.
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MORE TREES PLEASE: Another Link Between Nature And Our Health

MORE TREES PLEASE: Another Link Between Nature And Our Health | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. (RT @bgci: Trees Linked With Human Health, Study Suggests http://t.co/fQ9GvUmK via @HealthyLiving)

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City Trees Grow Faster, But Seedlings Struggle to Take Root | Culturing Science, Scientific American Blog Network

City Trees Grow Faster, But Seedlings Struggle to Take Root | Culturing Science, Scientific American Blog Network | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Urban areas are growing in size--and with them, the number of trees influenced by city life. While development often leads to deforestation, there are still a ...
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Death of hemlock trees yields new life for hardwood trees, but at what cost to the ecosystem?

Death of hemlock trees yields new life for hardwood trees, but at what cost to the ecosystem? | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Due to the introduction of exotic pests and pathogens, tree species are being eliminated one by one from forest ecosystems.
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Way Ahead: Edmonton's Urban Forests

Way Ahead: Edmonton's Urban Forests | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Urban trees represent an irreplaceable asset for cities, and unlike most municipal infrastructure a trees’ value will increase over its life span.

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Cutting real Christmas trees less environmentally harmful than using an artificial one for six years, biologists say

Cutting real Christmas trees less environmentally harmful than using an artificial one for six years, biologists say | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Given recent extreme weather events – the summer’s brutal heat and subsequent drought, followed by Superstorm Sandy’s disastrous path – newly green-conscious consumers may be wondering how to lessen their carbon footprint this holiday season.
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Birch tree genome sequenced for first time

Birch tree genome sequenced for first time | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Scientists have sequenced the genetic code of a birch tree for the first time, which could help protect birch populations.
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Veritasium Video: Trees Are Freaking Awesome!

Here's a compelling new video from Veritasium (http://www.veritasium.org/), about how water moves up trees. 

 

He's got another video about where trees come from.... also worth a look! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZb2_vcNTg&list=EC16649CCE7EFA8B2F).


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Suburbs and sustainability: Unlocking the greyfields to inhibit urban sprawl from Peter Newton

Suburbs and sustainability: Unlocking the greyfields to inhibit urban sprawl from Peter Newton | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it

In the face of sustained population growth, our big cities continue to sprawl into the greenfields, despite the now well recognised problems associated with higher infrastructure costs, lack of amenity, car dependency, poor job access, diminished agriculture and open space.

A model for directing population and investment inwards - to inner city brownfield precincts - was established over 20 years ago thanks to the federal government's Better Cities program. Of itself, however, brownfield redevelopment will fail to deliver the net additions of infill housing required.

The solution lies in the greyfields - those ageing but occupied tracts of inner and middle ring suburbia that are physically, technologically and environmentally failing and which represent under-capitalised assets in The Conversation, Research Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at Swinburne University of Technology Peter Newton states that the solution to the problem of urban sprawl in Australia lies in inner and middle greyfields suburbs.

Announcements by both NSW and Victorian governments in recent weeks that they would continue to encourage the development of new housing on the fringes of Sydney and Melbourne revealed that urban planning in Australia is yet to find a solution for unlocking the potential for housing redevelopment in the middle suburbs of the nation's largest and fastest growing cities.

Targets of more than 60 per cent and 50 per cent of infill housing for each city respectively, established in recent metro strategic plans, are not being achieved."

from http://WWW.greencareers.net.au and
http://theconversation.edu.au/unlocking-the-greyfields-to-inhibit-urban-sprawl-7748


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DNA machine tests ash trees for disease

DNA machine tests ash trees for disease | Urban, Suburban, and Campus Forests: Conservation and Curation | Scoop.it
Portable DNA tests, that quickly diagnose ash dieback, are being used in an effort to stop spread of the deadly fungus (@BrianFLloyd Seen this?

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