Urban Forestry Video Series New Release!

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Trees provide more than just beauty or a source of wood products. Rather, trees provide an assortment of economic, environmental, psychological and social benefits to humans. Energy savings are one such highly valued benefit or service urban trees provide. Did you know that just 17% shade on a building from trees for example can reduce power bills by $10/ month or that urban trees can lower surrounding temperatures by as much as 20¬į F? ¬†Alternatively, trees can reduce winter heating …

Uses of Urban Vegetation to Moderate Climate

Climatology is the study of weather and its changes over long periods of time. The climate within a given location can be described from three aspects: macroclimate, mesoclimate, and microclimate. Macroclimate, mesoclimate and microclimate can be used to describe the climate of a given location. Macroclimate in general covers large geographical areas (e.g. continent). Mesoclimate covers the climate of areas many square miles and describes variations from the macroclimate due to the effects of water bodies, topographic features …