Tree Pests in the Urban Environment

Tree Health & Energy Conservation
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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 Forestry Webinars in 2018

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Join other Cooperative Extension personnel, educators and our expert speakers for an exciting and knowledge-filled urban and community forestry 2018 webinar series. Covering topics such as the effects of urban forests on our health, creating storm-resilient forests, and more, the …

What is an urban heat island?

Cities are often referred to as urban heat islands. This is due to the lack of vegetation in city centers when compared to suburban, exurban and rural areas.


Buildings, asphalt, and concrete absorb solar energy, resulting in the emission of …

How do I plant a windbreak?

A windbreak can provide protection from winter winds and help conserve energy through reduced heating costs. 

Block prevailing winter winds that generally come from the north or northwest by planting evergreen trees and shrubs on the north or northwest side