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Urban Forestry & Energy Conservation Bibliography

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 08, 2014

Akbari, H., Taha, H. 1992. The Impact of Trees and White Surfaces on Residential Heating and Cooling Energy Use in Four Canadian Cities. Energy, 17(2),...

Now is the Perfect Time to Plant Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 25, 2013

24 Nov 2014  As "smells of apple and cinnamon are still hanging in the crisp autumn air, but the kaleidoscope of fall foliage has started to fade",...

Guidelines for Planting an Urban Tree

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 25, 2013

For planting trees in urban and conservation area environments, containers and wrappings should always be removed from the rootball just before planting to...

Tree Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 15, 2013

The following are guidelines to assist you in planting your tree properly.  Prior to planting, remember to move the tree by the root ball or the container...

Urban Tree Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 15, 2013

Certain steps should be followed when planting to help insure the successful establishment of the tree. The goal is to provide an environment that encourages...

How can I reduce the risk of a tree falling on my house during a storm?

The risk of a tree or its parts failing can never be completely eliminated. It can, however, be reduced to a reasonable level so that you can have peace of...

eLearn Urban Forestry: Online Training in Urban Forestry

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

As most of us know, healthy urban forests require a strong investment, and not just from the individuals and communities who benefit directly from these...

How can I keep my tree small?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 04, 2013

The best way to keep your tree small is to plant a species that does not grow large.  Ask your local extension office, state forestry, natural resources or...

Who is responsible for taking care of the tree in front of my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 26, 2013

Rights and responsibilities for trees in front of houses vary across states and municipalities. Residential yards abutting public roadways are often overlain...

Soil Problems in Urban Areas Affecting Successful Tree Growth and Development

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 14, 2013

By:  Ed Macie, Regional Urban Forester, USFS Southern RegionMany activities in an urban area can change a soil’s physical, chemical, or biological...

Will trees near my home increase the chance of a lightning strike?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 14, 2013

Lightning is one of nature's most powerful forces and is the 2nd leading cause of weather-related deaths. Since trees are often the tallest objects in the...

Who do I call to get permission to plant a street tree in front of my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: July 30, 2013

Jurisdiction and authority over streetside planting spaces vary across the United States. In some localities, the city retains complete control over street...

Are some trees better for energy conservation than others?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 29, 2013

It depends on which part of the country you live in.In northern latitudes with cold winters, dense evergreens planted to block chilling winds are important...

Cause, Affect and Prevention of Erosion on Urban Trees

Site clearing and land grading are two construction activities that typically increase soil erosion. These actions change the soil profile and structure,...

Management Costs Associated with the Urban Forest

A community receives many benefits from the urban forest; however, there are also costs associated with having a healthy urban forest. Estimates for tree...

The Costs Associated with Urban Forest Management

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 22, 2013

A healthy urban forest requires a community investment. The cost of urban trees varies widely and depends upon such site factors as location, species, and...

Selecting and Working with an Arborist

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 21, 2013

A professional arborist is a person with experience and training in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. There are...

How to Correct Excessive Soil Moisture and Drainage Problems

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Soils with excessive moisture have poor aeration because pore spaces are filled with water. Roots tend to grow near the surface in such soils. With poorly...

How to Correct Soil Aeration Problems

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Many soils in urban areas have poor aeration because of soil compaction and poor drainage. Aeration problems also occur when the soil is contaminated by...

Thinking about Maintenance Requirements When Planting Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Too often trees are forgotten and not maintained after being planted. A tree requires proper care, especially in the early stages of its development, to...

How to Correct Soil Compaction

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Soil compaction is a major cause of tree decline in urban areas. Compaction occurs when a force, such as feet, vehicles, and even water from some sprinkler...

How to Correct Low Soil Moisture

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

Lack of moisture in the soil is as harmful as too much water. Low soil moisture can be caused by high temperature, drought, high salt content, sandy soils,...

Site Location and Planting Trees

The site location offers clues on potential stresses that may impact tree health and maintenance. For example, a tree located within a downtown sidewalk will...

When I plant my new tree, do I need to stake it?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

When properly planted, high-quality nursery trees should not require staking, unless severe site conditions make them vulnerable to uprooting or...

Temperature Extremes in Soil and How to Moderate Soil Temperature

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 03, 2013

 Temperature extremes can alter the chemical and biological characteristics of soils. Urban locations often have higher soil temperatures than rural areas...

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