While few disagree with the need to increase the number of trees lining the nation’s cities and streets, it is important that such advances proceed deliberately, in accordance with well-conceived plans. While it is true that most trees provide tangible, quantifiable benefits, they also require resources to maintain. Selecting the wrong trees for a given […]
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Few property amenities are as beneficial when selling a property as trees are. Their beauty increases a property’s curb appeal, while the shade they provide lowers cooling costs. They provide privacy and reduce street noise, and many will continue to appreciate for longer than you will live. Average Estimates The precise dollar amount by which […]
Coping with construction is the most challenging obstacle many trees will face in their lives. Given enough time to adapt, trees are extraordinary organisms that can withstand many environmental stresses; however, the rapid environmental changes wrought by construction occur too quickly for many trees to survive. While some trees’ health may decline within days of […]
No matter how natural recurrent fires are, it is hard to appreciate Mother Nature’s majesty while watching your worldly belongings burn to a crisp. Do not wait idly while politicians and professors debate policies for managing wildfires; instead, take proactive steps to help protect your home and family. In addition to keeping potential fuels at […]
Over the millennia, plants and trees native to fire-prone regions have evolved a number of adaptations that allow them to persist in these challenging habitats. Some plants have subterranean rhizomes that rapidly regenerate the aboveground portion of the plant after it burns in a fire. Others produce seeds that lie dormant until exposed to fire, […]
To a large extent, the ultimate height of a tree is determined by its genes. Most of the remaining influence comes from the quality of the site in which the tree is growing. In other words, an oak tree may be genetically predisposed to reach about 60 feet in height, but the amount of […]
Most people realize that trees provide a number of environmental and economic benefits, but few realize that trees also provide health benefits for those living near them. However, a recent national study, conducted by the United States Forestry Service and the Davey Institute, is likely to change that. Given that Los Angeles is bathed in […]