Street Trees

Street trees add an interesting dimension to the built environment, providing shade, visual relief and more. They frame the public realm so well that we might be shocked to witness our Main Streets without them. This series of images does just that.
May 2, 2014   Community Builders
A new online tool uses the power of crowdsourcing to "map, inventory, and preserve the Philadelphia urban forest."
Apr 29, 2011   Azavea
Hong Kong's oldest living resident, the banyan tree, once lined entire streets in the city and provided an iconic presence that many enjoyed and many felt classified as a nuisance. Now, due to urban expansion, only a cluster of twenty trees remain.
Dec 7, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
Everyone wants street trees, but roots can tear up sidewalks and cause pedestrians to trip. John Olson has the infrastructure solution.
May 6, 2010   EV Studio
With communities balking at the purported ugliness of windtowers and solar panels, a Dutch company proposes using nature's own designs.
May 27, 2009   Fast Company
Another week has passed, and some more exciting and interesting ideas have taken root in the world of urban planning.Using Fees On Motorists To Fund Public Transit Opinion
Apr 4, 2008   By Nate Berg
<p>A new zoning requirement passed by the New York City Planning Commission will require all new developments to plant trees along the street.</p>
Mar 28, 2008   The New York Times