31 Jul '12, 12pm

What trees mean to communities: more than you may think

What trees mean to communities: more than you may think

Nice blog, Kaid. I am a huge fan of trees and in fact, live in a designated "Tree City USA". I totally agree with the resident's position about evaluating trees and determining if they are a hazard or not and replacing with young trees asap. However, hazards are sometimes in the eye of the beholder. Some DOT's find trees FDO's (fixed deadly objects) and see that they are removed anywhere in the right-of -way. Undergrounding utilities is a great option but expensive - $1million per mile I have been told. I think the solution is a tree to tree site walk and evaluation. My organization did this for a Route One reconstruction project, serving as the mediator between DOT and citizens who were concerned about the loss of hundreds of trees. The tree to tree site walk resulted in "saving" dozens of trees that were slated for the chain saw, within the right-of-way, but not dying or...

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Snapshots in Time: The Dynamics of Trees

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