An Assault On Urban Trees

Urban trees are under attack from homogeneity and alien insects.
April 11, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"James Urban, a landscape architect in Annapolis, Maryland, says the decline of city trees is 'a national issue,' due mainly to the degradation of soils and a street tree monoculture that can be devastating when trees are hit by a certain pest or disease. Washington, D.C., once celebrated as the 'city of trees,' is just one example. According to a survey by American Forests, the city lost 64 percent of its heavy tree cover from 1973 to 1997, due to neglect, disease, and construction."

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Published on Friday, April 9, 2004 in Environmental News Network
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