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Why We No Longer Recommend a 40 Percent Urban Tree Canopy Goal

  • Tree Canopy

January 12th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

It's about time we answer one of our most frequently asked questions in regards to urban forestry. Discover what recent research and technology say regarding more updated recommendations and target goals for urban tree canopy and why American Forests no longer recommends the 40 percent rule.Read More

Creating Urban Forests in the Deserts of the Southwestern U.S.

  • Tempe, Ariz

December 28th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

When most people think of forests, the American Southwest isn't necessarily the first region of the country that comes to mind. Discover the importance of urban forests for desert cities in the southwest and learn how we are working to mitigate the urban heat island effect with more trees and greenspaces in these cities.Read More

Urban Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

  • University of California, Berkeley

December 7th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

With far more than 100 parks credited to his design, Frederick Law Olmsted helped bridge the gap between nature and the concrete jungle. To see some of his esteemed work, browse these photos of some of the most beautiful green spaces Olmsted designed that you can still visit today.Read More

How to Use Plants and Trees to Make Your Home Sustainable

  • Dogwood

November 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

While the types of windows, doors and laundry apparatus you use continues to dominate the sustainable housing conversation, discover ways in which strategically planting trees and plants around your home can help you live in a more sustainable manner.Read More

Excerpt: Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes

  • Urban Forest

October 26th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to learn more about the important relationship between trees, our cities and those of us who live in cities? Read an excerpt from the new book "Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape" by Jill Jonnes.Read More
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