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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.
The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over.
UC has been heavily involved in research and extension efforts impacting landscape water conservation legislation for over 30 years.
Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts.
Inclement weather, particularly severe thunderstorms and wintry precipitation, is a major cause of damage to urban forests.