Content tagged "urban forestry"

Urban Forests

Urban forests are made up of the trees that exist in urban or suburban landscapes. An urban forest is comprised of trees in many settings - in residential...

Christmas Trees: Pros and Cons of Live or Artificial Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: December 10, 2013

              Until their time comes to grace homes with ornaments and shade presents, a natural, or live, Christmas tree will help purify groundwater,...

Where can I find information about trees I can plant for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: December 06, 2013

Most states have information to help you decide what trees are right for your location and planting conditions. In Maryland, for example, and many other...

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",...

Climatological Uses of Urban Vegetation

Climatology is the study of weather and its changes over long periods of time. The climate within a given location can be described from three aspects:...

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...

Site Factors to Consider When Planting a Tree

Knowing the characteristics of a planting site will help you determine whether the site will support healthy tree growth and development. The Site Factors...

Tree Planting for Lower Power Bills

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 21, 2013

Whether it is winter or summer, trees can help you save energy at home.   Shade for Savings  Did you know that only 17% shade over your house during the day...

Eric Wiseman

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 15, 2013

Dr. Eric Wiseman is associate professor of urban forestry in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech in...

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...

What is evapotranspiration?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 06, 2013

Evapotranspiration is a combination of evaporation and transpiration. Evaporation is a physical process that transforms liquid water into vapor by absorbing...

How do trees and other vegetation affect urban mesoclimates and microclimates?

Vegetation affects urban mesoclimate and microclimate by intercepting solar radiation, directing air movement, and affecting air temperature.  Microclimate,...

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...

I want to select the best spot for my tree. How can I find out where the sun will be in the summer and winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 06, 2013

The position of the sun is expressed in altitude (or elevation) and azimuth, both of which will vary by location, time of day, and time of year.  Altitude...

Community Tree Planting in New Jersey

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 17, 2013

Partners plant shrubs/perennials to reforest Bay Head Elementary School:  Super Community Tree Planting with Bay Head ES, Verizon Green Team & Super Bowl...

What is a mesoclimate?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 08, 2013

A mesoclimate is the climate at an intermediate geographic scale, such as a downtown district, neighborhood, large park, farm, or wooded area.  It is...

What is a microclimate?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 08, 2013

A microclimate is created in a relatively small area where environmental conditions may be warmer or cooler than in the general surrounding area. For...

Sources of Assistance in Urban Tree Care for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

Business and home owners are often in need of information and assistance with urban tree care and energy conservation. Urban foresters, arborists, landscape...

Benefits of the Urban Forest

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

Trees are an important part of our communities, but tree planting, maintenance and protection require an investment of resources, including time and money....

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...

Can urban trees in the U.S. make a significant dent in absorbing CO2 and moderating climate change?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 30, 2013

Yes, trees contribute to CO2 absorption. Healthy urban trees can absorb CO2 and store it in their woody tissues. Planting 44 million more urban trees per...

How do trees save energy in the winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 29, 2013

Winter sun helps warm things up so, when deciduous trees loose their leaves, more sunshine and solar radiation are cast on homes and buildings. Money and...

What Can I Do to Promote Energy Conservation with Trees in My Community?

The best ways to promote energy conservation with trees in your community are educating others about the benefits of urban trees, advocating for tree...

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