Tree Pests in the Urban Environment

Tree Health & Energy Conservation
Credit: Priya Jaishanker

Healthy Trees and Landscapes Help Save Energy. When trees are planted in the right location and receive periodic maintenance, they provide the greatest energy saving benefits. Gretchen Pettis discusses how selecting a site containing healthy soil, sufficient

Urban Forests Role in Heat Reduction

Urban Forest Heat Reduction
One way trees lower urban temperatures is by shading heat-absorbing surfaces. Credit: Priya Jaishanker

Cities contain numerous hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, metal, and brick) that absorb large quantities of solar radiation (heat) throughout the day, slowly releasing this heat overnight. …