There’s a tree growing out of this tree!

January 27, 2016

How can it be? This photo was taken (credit, Gilbert Armijo, City of Albuquerque DMD) at the Holiday Park/Community Center in Albuquerque. It is known as a “sport,” or “witches broom” and is defined by ISA as the “abnormal development of multiple secondary shoots, forming a broomlike effect”. Sports are caused by a hormone, stimulated…

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Parr Orchard Project – Taos, NM

December 4, 2015

Taos celebrated Arbor Day 2015 by transforming an asphalt parking lot into a thriving orchard at Parr Elementary School. The project was energized with strong community involvement, with leadership from Ben Wright and the Taos Heartwood Coalition and support from numerous local businesses and organizations, Taos Schools, and the Town of Taos. Volunteers planted 25…

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Exploring the Interactions Between Transportation, Urban Forestry, and Climate Change Mitigation

November 3, 2015

Transportation planning significantly impacts urban growth, and the transportation community is actively looking for climate mitigation strategies. One of the most significant benefits that urban forests provide to cities is climate change mitigation, through a variety of mechanisms including direct carbon sequestration, cooling of urban heat islands, building energy savings, and decrease of volatile emissions…

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The Hole Truth About Planting Holes

August 18, 2015

by Joran Viers Which is better: planting a five-dollar tree in a fifty-dollar hole, or planting a fifty-dollar tree in a five-dollar hole? Don’t worry, it’s a rhetorical quiz and the answer appears below. No points will be deducted. What I’m trying to get at is a question that was at the heart of a…

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