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Study Could Help Cities Improve Tree Planting

May 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Heat from city sidewalks, streets, and parking lots, along with insect pests, can damage trees planted in urban landscapes. Thus, it is critical to plant trees in the right places so they will do well in harsh urban environments, a University…

Urban Trees Provide Pollution Solution

December 7, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Urban environments Down Under aren’t all that different than those in the United States. They also struggle with contaminated water running off and…

Study Shows that Tree Planting Alone May Not Significantly Offset Urban Carbon Emissions

October 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Planning

Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One…

Could Contaminated Land Actually Be Good for Trees?

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Renewal/Retrofit

The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists. Their findings were published this week in BMC Plant Biology. High chemical tolerant plants can be used…

Bluesky Helps Scientists Understand Impact of Urban Trees on Air Quality

September 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

Leicestershire, Sept. 3, 2015 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has supported a major research project by scientists from the University of Leicester into the role of trees on pollution dispersion. Using a range of geographic datasets, including Bluesky’s…

E-on Software Ships Carbon Scatter 2015.5

July 22, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Modeling, Products

Beaverton, Ore., July 21, 2015—e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announced today the immediate availability of Carbon Scatter 2015.5, the company's latest major update of its advanced instancing plugins for 3ds Max, Maya and…

Bluesky National Tree Map Supports Research into Sewer Damage

June 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Leicestershire, UK, 10 June 2015 - An aerial map of trees is helping scientists to understand the damage caused to underground drains and sewers by tree roots. Using the Bluesky UK National Tree Map, which details the location, height and canopy cover of…

TOTO Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Urban Greenways Gift To Atlanta’s School Children

November 14, 2014 - in Corporate, Stormwater

MORROW, Ga., Nov. 14, 2014—TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it is celebrating 25 years of unparalleled growth and success in North America by giving back to make children's…

Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan Looks to the Future

November 15, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Named for a tree, the city of Palo Alto is challenged to sustain its urban forest in the midst of development and a changing arboreal canopy. That was the message of Urban Forester Walter Passmore when he delivered a draft Urban Forest Master Plan to the Planning…

Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality

June 4, 2012 - in Environment

Research published a few years ago shows a tight relationship between per capita income and forest cover. The study’s authors tallied total forest cover for 210 cities over 100,000 people in the contiguous United States using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…