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Project compared how cool roofs and urban forests affected temperatures in the city and found the greatest benefits of lowering temperature in neighborhoods with mesic landscaping and 25% tree canopy cover compared with bare neighborhoods without tree

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This research was made possible by a grant from the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Committee of the U.S. Forest Service, along with funding from the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Associated Landscape

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urban forester/tree warden charged with the day-to-day care of community trees, the most important limiting factor relative to successful tree planting and urban forest management are the resources required to acquire and plant street trees ( Stobbart

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, as shown in Fig. 2 . Rural children agreed to the claim “I know the trees of the forest by their names” with the answer of “yes” more often than their urban counterparts ( Table 1 ). From the Paltamo drawings, it was also easy to recognize such

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-resistant ones. This strategy, known as host plant resistance, or HPR, is an important strategy in agricultural and forested settings ( Beck, 1965 ; Herms, 2002 ). With mounting social and regulatory pressures demanding the use of less pesticides in urban and

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This research protocol was approved by the WSU Human Subjects Institutional Review Board. Financial support was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program on the recommendation of the

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children’s urban agriculture activities surveyed in this study—is to conduct regular urban agriculture activities in outdoor spaces (e.g., vacant lots, gardens, forests, rooftops) at school, where it is easy for teachers to access the children, as well as

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with a forested watershed (less than 1 lb/acre per year N). These researchers, however, also noted high retention (75%) of N inputs in the urban watersheds mostly consisting of fertilizer and atmospheric deposition. In other studies of urban turf and

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Urban residential landscapes are dynamic, varied, and complex, which makes their classification challenging ( Grimm et al., 2000 ). Furthermore, the plant community, which is the basic unit that landscape ecologists use to classify natural

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://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas > U.S. Forest Service 2006 Community tree guides. 24 June 2017. < https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/topics/urban_forestry/products/tree_guides.shtml > U.S. Forest Service 2017 i-Tree: Tools for assessing and managing forests and community trees. 24 June 2017

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