Urban Forests

Urban Forests

A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

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"Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests is a passionate, wide-ranging, and fascinating natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. Jonnes’s survey ranges from early sponsors for the Urban Tree Movement to the fascinating stories of particular species (including Washington, DC’s famed cherry trees, and the American chestnut and elm, and the diseases that almost destroyed them) to the institution of Arbor Day to the most recent generation of tree evangelists who are identifying the best species to populate our cities’ leafy canopies. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. As we wrestle with how to repair the damage we have wrought on nature and how to slow climate change, urban forests offer an obvious, low-tech solution. (In 2006, U.S. Forest Service scientist Greg McPherson and his colleagues calculated that New York City’s 592,000 street trees annually saved $28 million in energy costs through shading and cooling, or $47.63 per tree.)"--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780670015665
Characteristics: xx, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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patcarstensen
Jan 04, 2017

The story on getting a disease-resistant elm is especially good.

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