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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.

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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?

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Filed under: Environment, Forestry, Urban trees


March 15, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Tapping Trees For Maple Syrup

Look closely at the trees in Northeast Ohio and you can see plastic bags fluttering alongside some of the sugar maples. They've been tapped for their sweet sap!

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Filed under: Environment, Forestry, Foodie Friday


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.

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Filed under: Environment, Forestry, Urban trees


Feb. 20, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: A Tree Vs. A Trail

Plans for a pedestrian and bicycle trail through North Portland are facing an obstacle: An old giant sequoia stands right in its path, and nearby residents don't want to see it removed.

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Filed under: Environment, Forestry


Feb. 14, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

10 Lovable Urban Trees In Portland

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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


Jan. 02, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Growing Forests For Health Care

Instead of selling or logging their land to pay medical bills as they age, could family forest owners trade carbon credits for health care? Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, carbon offsets, Outside The Box Stars


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



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.

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