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Urban Tree Selection in a Changing Climate

by Bert Cregg and Dana Ellison Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture and Department of Forestry Current climate projections indicate that mean global temperatures will increase 1-2oC (2-4oF) by 2050 and increase an additional 1-3oC (2-5oF) by the end of the century (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] 2007). In the Great Lakes region, summer […]

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Filtering Stormwater with Trees: A Case Study

by Sandra Tremblay Last fall, StormTree in partnership with the Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) completed the installation of three tree filter systems for stormwater management on the North Scituate village green, the home of the Scituate Art Festival, which draws an annual attendance of close to 100,000 during each Columbus Day weekend. The […]

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Preserving Trees Through Collaboration

by CJ Lammers Preserving large trees in a new or renovated landscape is a complex task that requires the collaboration of many different professionals to be successful. Not only does the landscape designer need to understand the trees and their requirements for nutrients, light and air, but so do the architect and/or engineer designing the […]

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Climate Change Reshaping Urban Tree Populations

by Frank Carini This article in EcoRI News and is reprinted here with permission. By the end of this century, scientists predict southern New England’s seas will rise some three feet, and without major cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, they say summers here will soon resemble Georgia’s dog days. Like the rest of the planet, […]

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A Lesson on Connections: “Enhancing Ecosystem Dynamics for Trees” with Michael Phillips

by Emma Vautour As a student of ecology and an aspiring ecological landscaper, it was a privilege to attend the 2014 ELA conference and learn from many of the leading figures in the field. The conference rooms seemed to reverberate with the buzz of so many excited earth-enthusiasts, communally appreciating what fascinates them most. The […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Big Bad Shade Tree

A Case for Veteran Trees by Christopher Roddick Ask any arborist why people hire them and, more often than not, the number one answer is fear. People do love their trees, but most call an arborist because they are afraid of big trees or big branches falling on their houses. While there are many reasons […]

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