With millions celebrating Earth Day, April 22, it took on a sentimental meaning Monday at Virginia Tech. The university replanted a historic sycamore tree nearly three years after the original was cut down. Two forestry professors are credited with cloning the tree which dates back to 1870.
After more than 140 years of standing tall, the tree started to decay and become a safety hazard which is why Virginia Tech cut it down.
"We replace trees all the time on campus.…
The City of Winchester’s urban waste wood recycling program has been active since 2011. The innovative program was developed after storms resulted in increased City-based waste wood from downed trees and limbs. An innovative solution was developed through multiple partnerships that allowed for the elimination of any wood material going to the landfill and at the same time providing benefits to all cooperating partners. Lumber and slabs of wood are cut from logs by a local sawmill, firewood…Continue
Digital tool allows public to see urban tree canopy coverage in neighborhoods
BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 21, 2012 –
Each autumn, we admire trees for their flame and russet beauty. But the trees surrounding us provide valuable services in all seasons by enhancing property values, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, saving energy, lowering city summer temperatures, and reducing air pollution.
Now residents and policymakers from 26…Continue
This was sent to me and I thought enough of the video that I wanted to share it with all of you as well. These people in Ohio have it right.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a nasty insect destroying trees. One agency, Five Rivers MetroParks in Ohio, took on this issue and got people to care about the dying trees in their community. Their leadership resulted in a community that actively participated in a wide conservation and reforestation effort. Watch the video about their effort and…Continue