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US Cities Are Losing Millions Of Trees Each Year

May 22nd, 2018 | by Nexus Media

New research suggests that American cities and their surrounding areas have been losing as many as 36 million trees a year. That might not sound like a lot when you think about the number of trees in our nation’s forests, but those trees have a powerful impact on health and well-being — and on climate change

Urban Trees Protect Buildings From High Winds, Cold Temps, & Air Pollution

September 17th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Scientists have learned that urban trees — even just a single tree — can help homes and office buildings save energy by blunting the chilling power of a stiff wind. Trees keep pedestrians more comfortable when they stroll down the street, and they help lower building heating costs by reducing wind pressure. Even trees without leaves can help slow the wind down

Woodman, Spare that Valuable Urban Tree!

March 13th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Free new software from the U.S. Forest Service finally puts a dollar sign on the well known claim that urban trees have a value far beyond just making city dwelling tree lovers feel good. The software - and yes, it is free - is called i-Tree. It's designed to help stakeholders and students measure

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