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URBAN TREE CANOPY ASSESSMENT: A Community’s Path to Understanding and Managing the Urban Forest

An Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessment, which provides a measure of a community’s tree canopy cover, is important for understanding the extent of a community’s forest or tree resource.

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8/1/19

 

 
More Than Good Looks: How trees influence urban stormwater management in green infrastructure practices

While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices.

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5/28/19
Trees: A Risk Worth Taking (most of the time)

The evidence is mounting around the compounding benefits of the urban forest. We know trees in cities clean air and water, reduce energy demands, and improve the people's overall quality of life.

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2/19/19
Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations

The American chestnut, whitebark pine, and several species of ash in the eastern United States are just a few of the North American tree species that have been functionally lost or are in jeopardy of being lost due to outbreaks of pathogens and insect p

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1/8/19
Forest Management Framework for New York City

NYC’s forested natural areas provide important benefits to the city including high-quality recreation, enhanced biodiversity, and improved air and water quality.

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12/3/18
Accounting for Trees in Stormwater Models

This paper is intended to help the stormwater engineering community more easily account for trees in runoff and pollutant load calculations so that they can more readily incorporate them into their stormwater management strategies.

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10/25/18
2018 State of the World's Forests

It is now almost three years since world leaders agreed to chart a course towards a better, more prosperous future for the planet and all its people.

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9/19/18
Tree Genes Initiative REPORT 2018: Securing our Future Forests by Enhancing Technology, Capacity, and Speed

The first TGI report, published in 2015, identified eight critical gaps slowing the transfer of stress-adapted trees from upstream research to forest owners and managers. The gaps fell into three categories: Innovation, Policy, and Markets.

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7/27/18
Storm-Resilient Urban Forests: The Role of Species Selection & Maintenance Pruning

Inclement weather, particularly severe thunderstorms and wintry precipitation, is a major cause of damage to urban forests.

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7/2/18
Have you Checked your Trees Lately? A Routine Check-up of Trees Saves Lives & Property

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.

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7/2/18

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