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Urban Forest

Our Urban Forests Improve the Quality of Life

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The Center for Urban Forest Research has estimated that a property with trees is valued 5 percent to 15 percent higher than a comparable lot with no trees.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making Our Cities More Like Forests

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Andy's drive to repair the smog-damaged woods of the local mountains became a 40-year passion for addressing pollution, drought, and global warming through systems that mimic natural forests.

WATCH: Urban Forest Erupts in San Francisco's Edgy Tenderloin

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The "Tenderloin National Forest" is likely one of the world's smallest "forests" -- it's just 23 feet wide by 136 feet deep -- but it is a refuge in one of the most densely-packed neighborhoods in the heart of San Francisco.

Put Up a Paradise in That Paved Parking Lot

Gary Gero | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Gary Gero

Trees help address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon in tree roots, trunks, and branches. And urban forests provide additional positive environmental, health and community benefits.

New Orleans City Park Won't Lose Green Space As It Develops

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

City Park in New Orleans has mostly recovered from Katrina's wrath in 2005, and is building attractions to generate greens fees, entry tickets, concession sales, catering and equipment rentals to cover its operating expenses.

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...