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Natural Capital and Why it Matters

Healthy ecosystems provide fertile soil, clean water and air, as well as natural resources such as timber and food. They help protect us from floods and the spread of diseases and also help moderate complex climate and hydrological systems. 176 more words

Coppicing Big Leaf Maple to promote tree health

At an active restoration site in South King County, Nicoterra Trails is pruning Big Leaf Maple -(Acer Macrophyllum) where trees have sprouted from large old stumps.   323 more words

Ecological Restoration

Urban forestry

MASON CITY, Iowa – Planting a tree not only helps the environment, but can help better a community.

The Iowa DNR is discussing proper tree maintenance and the economic benefits of being arbor-wise with the message, “It’s a Deep-Rooted Issue” with a group of city employees and tree industry workers at a presentation in Mason City. 104 more words


Lisa's True Tree Story and Tips from Sal

During Saturday’s Greening of Detroit tree-planting, I recall Hessel was the ‘overflow’ street for extra trees, and for some trees that residents unfortunately did not want planted in front of their homes.  284 more words

True Tree Stories

Communities in Bloom

For those of you who know where I live you know that my family and I enjoy having a beautiful yard.  We get so much enjoyment from the flowers and shrubs and we know that the people who drive and walk by our home enjoy it as well.   184 more words

Village Of Burns Lake

Storms are here. How to protect your trees

The storm that moved into western Washington last night is bringing plenty of moisture and wind. The combination of soggy ground and strong winds can spell bad news for some trees–weak branches can snap, dead limbs may fall and, in extreme cases, shallow-rooted trees can topple, but let’s not panic. 332 more words