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November 22, 2019
November 6, 2019
Washington is an appealing place to live and work in part because of its greenness, its preserved natural ecologies as well as its designed landscapes. Especially valuable are the millions of trees, and not just for their beauty and colorful tree canopy transformation in the fall. Trees greatly benefit environmental and economic health.
Trees throughout the city add real estate value as well as significant aesthetic and ecological value. Ask any real estate broker or developer, and they will tell you that properties with trees typically are worth more than those without trees. Homes on tree-lined streets sell for more than homes on treeless streets.
Wildlife observed in North Arlington near Williamsburg Middle School and Discovery Elementary School
October 21, 2019
This list has been presented to the County Board. It appears that the wildlife are stable around here, at this time. Of course, we need trees to help that continue. Click below:
By Amanda Loudin, Washington Post
September 7, 2019
Meg Anderson, Nora Eckert, Sean McMinn, All Things Considered, NPR
September 4, 2019
Allison Aubrey, All Things Considered, NPR
August 13, 2019
August 12, 2019
The secret to curbing your cigarette, alcohol and junk food cravings could be spending more time outside
MarketWatch, July 12, 2019
(Arlington TV, March 7, 2019)
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Learn more about why we need to plant and care for trees
(Tree People, February 2019)
(National Resources Defense Council, February 2019)
(University of Vermont, January 7, 2019)
(Reuters Health News December 28, 2018)
It is up to 17 degrees hotter than the coolest areas inside the District.
(October 16, 2018)
Letter to the Washington Post
(October 15, 2018)
For every dollar invested in planting, cities see an average of $2.25 return on investment each year.
A new USDA Forest Service study projects that urban land in the lower 48 states will more than double between 2010 and 2060, which will expand the importance of urban forests in relation to environmental quality and human well-being.
New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on our physical and mental health.
(By QING LI , TIME Magazine, May 1, 2018)
People need trees, but they keep destroying them.
By Marlene Cimons, Nexus Media, April 30, 2018
(Center For Watershed Protection, December 28, 2017)
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station News Release
(January 19, 2017)
Residential building energy conservation and avoided power plant emissions by urban and community trees in the United States (April 21, 2016):
The U.S. Forest Service found links between insects’ destruction of 100 million trees in the U.S. starting in 2002 and increased human mortality rates.