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US Urban Forest Statistics, Values, and Projections

U.S. urban land increased from 2.6% (57.9 million acres) in 2000 to 3.0% (68.0 million acres) in 2010. States with the greatest amount of urban growth were in the South/Southeast (TX, FL, NC, GA and SC).

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3/23/18
A Rapid Urban Site Index for Assessing the Quality of Street Tree Planting Sites

Learn about how to evaluate sites that are ideal for urban tree health and growth and resources and tools on how to better assess these sites. 

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3/16/18
Urban Forests For Urban Futures: How Trees Help Create Better Cities

Check out this exciting webinar that covers which cities around the world are considered "green" and have a significant amount of green spaces and forest cover and what impact that is having on the economy, people, and environment. 

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3/16/18
Real facts about climate change and urban trees: How should we prepare?

Check out this exciting webinar that covers the impacts trees in urban areas can have on climate change and the role they can play in mitigating adverse impacts. 

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3/16/18
The Power of Trees

New research shows that trees communicate with one another and share nutrients through their roots! They need each other. In urban areas, trees also help us with health, economic and social benefits. They are part of our culture. We need them.

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2/14/18
Performance testing to identify climate-ready trees

Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can benefit city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests.

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11/17/17
Review of the Available Literature and Data on the Runoff and Pollutant Removal Capabilities of Urban Trees

The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate the research questions defined in the scope of this project:

1. What is the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient and sediment?

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11/15/17
Denver Botanic Gardens-Emerald Ash Borer Video

In collaboration with the band Flobots, Denver Botanic Gardens created a fun educational video on the impacts of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. 

 

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10/9/17

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