Ecotrope

Fresh ideas on nature and community.

tagged: Urban trees

Follow this tag

May 07, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Forest Service: City Trees Are Good For Carbon Storage, Too

Forests soak up a lot of carbon dioxide that would otherwise contribute to climate change. But a new study by the U.S. Forest Service shows cities can store carbon too, as long as they maintain their urban tree canopy.

Continue reading →

Filed under: Environment, Forestry, Urban trees


March 27, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland Turns Arbor Day Into Arbor Month

Why limit a tree celebration to one day when it could last a whole month?

Continue reading →

Filed under: Environment, Forestry, Urban trees


March 13, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Photo: Don't Hit The Low-Hanging Live Oak Branches!

In Beaufort, S.C., the burly branches of this ancient live oak stoop so low and reach so far across the street that the city put up a "low clearance" sign to warn incoming vehicles.

Continue reading →

Filed under: Environment, Forestry, Urban trees


Feb. 14, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

10 Lovable Urban Trees In Portland

Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Uncategorized, Urban trees


Feb. 05, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland, Seattle Rank Top 10 For Urban Trees

Surprise, surprise: Portland made the American Forests list of the top 10 U.S. cities for urban trees. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Urban trees


Nov. 26, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Are Urban Trees Really To Blame For Flooded Streets?

Last week, as leaves were plugging storm drains across Portland, I suggested flooded streets were a downside of urban trees. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Urban trees


Nov. 19, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Flooded Streets: A Downside Of Urban Trees?

I spotted Ryan Sharp and Paul Axelrod walking up SE Belmont, stooped and peering into a river of water running along the curb in the other direction. Axelrod had a rake in his hand that he periodically dropped into the river of water to check for storm drains. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land use, Forestry, Urban trees


Oct. 10, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Logging Urban Trees To Save Forests?

When David Barmon looks around at the trees in his east Portland neighborhood, he doesn't just see green. He also sees lumber. Big, beautiful slabs of lumber that could become furniture, decking, fencing and cabinetry. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Forestry, Logging, Urban trees


March 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

New software calculates many values of trees

Remember how I reported on the Pacific Northwest Research Station's ongoing investigation into the value of urban trees? Continue reading →

Filed under: Land use, Forestry, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Urban trees


Nov. 01, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Study: Urban trees can ward off shady behavior

New research shows urban trees can help fight crime – possibly by signaling to potential criminals that they're in a more conscientious neighborhood. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Ecosystem services, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Urban trees



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

Thanks to our Sponsors:
become a sponsor

Browse Archives by Date

Latest Tweets