The Importance of Trees

Elms, oaks and poplars- trees are an important part of our landscape, but their anonymity means that preservation can be challenging.
April 8, 2011, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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To counteract the anonymity factor, The Cultural Landscape Foundation created a program called Landslide, an annual thematic compendium of landscapes and landscape features threatened with damage or destruction.

"The current Landslide is called Every Tree Tells a Story and it includes a 200-year-old tulip poplar at Washington, DC's Tudor Place, the 4,000+ cherry trees in Newark, New Jersey's Essex County Branch Brook Park and a group of ficus trees whose collective canopy covers seven highway lanes -- yes, seven highway lanes... that's a lot of tree -- in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Often referred to as witness trees, these portals to our past stand as living, dynamic reminders of our country's rich historic narrative and have the potential to teach and inspire future generations."

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Published on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in The Cultural Landscape Foundation
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