Trees

Dave Taft pens an ode to the merits of the red cedar—a common tree in New York City and dry, empty lots all over the East.
6 days ago   New York Times
Trees are an increasingly important part of the urban infrastructure. However, a lack a awareness about how to plant and nurture large trees in urban environments dooms many trees to lackluster performance and a short life.
Jan 4, 2012   The Globe and Mail
Poor air quality has led to an explosion of a health problems among vulnerable populations, claims the American Society of Landscape Architects. This video explains how urban forests provide environmental benefits to densely populated cities.
Dec 15, 2011   American Society of Lanscape Architects
The plan is believed to set a precedent for urban forestry management. It includes a Street Tree Designations component, created in response to one failed attempt to replace non-native palms with other types of trees.
Dec 15, 2011   The LookOut News
PhillyTreeMap makes counting trees interactive with it’s users being able to add trees to its web-based digital map of Philadelphia, reports Gregory Thomas for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Aug 3, 2011   Philadelphia Inquirer
Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
Jul 25, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Elms, oaks and poplars- trees are an important part of our landscape, but their anonymity means that preservation can be challenging.
Apr 8, 2011   The Cultural Landscape Foundation
This piece from <em>The Vancouver Sun</em> looks into the controversy surrounding the removal of trees in the city, and what would have to be done to begin encouraging more tree plantings in the city.
Apr 5, 2011   The Vancouver Sun
With a downtown largely devoid of trees, Minneapolis is considering a new plan that would add more green life and greenspace to the city's center.
Jan 26, 2011   MinnPost
A study of tree cover and pregnant women suggests that women living in areas with more trees are less likely to give birth to undersized babies.
Jan 11, 2011   The Oregonian
A historic tree near the campus of Stanford University is the centerpiece of a fight to redirect California's planned high speed rail project.
Nov 21, 2010   Peninsula Press