Tag Archives: Urban forestry

Maryland Forest Legislation First of Its Kind

On May 2, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law the Forest Preservation Act of 2013. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the law is the first of its kind in the nation. It requires no net loss of the state’s current 40% tree canopy and provides incentives to surpass the statewide […]

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Rome, N.Y., Receives State Environment Agency Award for Canopy Restoration Project

On Dec. 5, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced its Environmental Excellence Awards. One of the projects awarded is an innovative approach to stormwater management by the City of Rome in Oneida County. The city’s Canopy Restoration Project focused on using urban forestry to reuse vacant building space, increase property value, reduce […]

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WEF Supports Urban Forests

Not all trees are equal at minimizing urban runoff. In fact, bigger, mature trees confer better benefits, as reported in the March edition of Water Environment & Technology. The article discusses the benefits of trees and how to maximize return on investment—not only in monetary terms but also by optimizing an urban forest’s stormwater reduction […]

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Check It Out! Tree Benefit Calculator and Beach Report Card

The Arbor Day Foundation’s National Tree Benefit Calculator determines, among other advantages, the amount of stormwater a tree will intercept depending on its species, location, and diameter. Heal the Bay recently released its 2011 Beach Report Card. The report is coupled with a tool that allows users to find wet and dry weather grades for each beach along the West […]

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