Urban Trees

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The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

New high-resolution maps show that we've gobbled up green space more than twice the size of Texas.

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A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

The Atlantic Cities

Somebody in San Francisco's Public Works Department Is Awesome

A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.

Reuters

A Wild New Way to Make Money Off of Urban Trees

America's urban trees absorb 25.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That carbon storage is worth $50.5 billion a year, but can cities profit?

Skyscraper Trees: Good or Gimmicky?

Debating the merits of planting forests on the sides of tall buildings.

Clément Briend

A Paris Park Morphs Into a Forest of Screaming Gargoyles

Now these are some trees with personality.

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Pee on Trees

An investigation of how canine urine contributes to urban plant death.

Reuters

Trees vs. Power Lines: Will We Have to Choose?

The debate over how to secure our nation's power grids comes courtesy of yet another climate change-related feedback loop.

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How Suburban Lawns Can Fight Climate Change

Lawns can play a key role in absorbing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Newcastle, Australia: World Capital of Tree Drama

For the second time in less than a year, this seaside community is in an uproar over something to do with trees.

Reuters

Urban Heat Island Effect Upside: It Can Be Good for Trees

Warmer temperatures help city trees grow eight times faster.

Reuters

The High Cost of Losing Urban Trees

Tennessee reaps a $638 million yearly benefit from its urban trees – and an $80 billion loss if they disappeared.