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Conifers are commonly planted in North America to provide year-round screening, as windbreaks or as focal trees in the landscape.
Mulches provide many benefits for trees and shrubs.
Ice or snow loads can cause branch breakage or failure of entire trees and shrubs. Branches or entire trees that fall in storms can impact homes, vehicles, power lines and block roads.
While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices.
Inclement weather, particularly severe thunderstorms and wintry precipitation, is a major cause of damage to urban forests.
Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and communities, but they may also become liabilities when they fall or break apart, causing property damage, personal injuries, and power outages.