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Trees grow with, and adjust to, large lateral and vertical loads caused by wind and gravity. Storms with strong winds and ice can push trees beyond their ability to reconfigure or fall back to reduce drag.
Across the country, a number of cities are setting ambitious tree canopy goals to fight the trend of a decline in tree canopy.
While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices.
As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.