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Entries for July 2016

"One of the simplest ways trees in urban areas can help diminish heat is shade. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that shaded areas can be up to 20-45 degrees cooler than areas that lack shade" Intrigued? Read the article linked below to learn more!

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Signs and Symptoms of EAB

Posted on July 25, 2016 in: Education

Signs and Symptoms of EAB
Check out this great infographic created by the The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Milwaukee back in 2012.

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Trees Tame Stormwater

Posted on July 10, 2016 in: Education

Trees Tame Stormwater
Did you know that urban trees have a tremendous mitigating impact on storm water? Follow the link below to check out this interactive poster from the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Check out this fascinating article from The Atlantic on the findings of a US Forest Service study on the correlation between the mortalies of trees and people. According to the article, "When the U.S. Forest Service looked at mortality rates in counties affected by the emerald ash borer, they found increased mortality rates. Specifically, more people were dying of cardiovascular and lower respiratory tract illness -- the first and third most common causes of death in the U.S. As the infestation took over in each of these places, the connection to poor health strengthened."

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Save Money by Treating Ash Trees Now
Research conducted by Purdue University found "that strategies relying mostly on saving ash trees were less expensive and produced a larger “forest” than strategies that involved removing and replacing trees" infested by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Early action is important as heavily infested trees are much harder to save. Read the article by following the link below

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