Trees in the News

Busting Myths About Growing Trees

January 22, 2020

from the Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

The authors of this article are state Cooperative Extension educators and researchers with many years of experience in translating science for use by home gardeners and landscape professionals.  Their goal with this article is to assist other Extension educators by providing reliable information for them to share with the gardening and landscaping public.

A Situation: A Tree in Palestine

January 9, 2020

by Liat Berdugo, Places Journal: a website featuring public scholarship on architecture, landscape and urbanism.

 This story describes the forestry projects of one organization in Israel, Keren Dayemeth Le'Yisrael - Jewish National Fund.  READ MORE

Tree Pruning Tips

January 5, 2020

Quick Tips for Pruning Your Tree this Winter - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

Ginkgo biloba - The Survivor

November 9, 2019

Ginkgo, the Survivor - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

Tips on California Oak Trees

November 2, 2019

Oak Tree Beauties - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

Schinus Molle - Appropriate for Benicia?

November 2, 2019

Schinus molle - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

Planting Trees Can Pause Climate Change

July 4, 2019

Researchers Map Out Available Land for Trees Worldwide by Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Science

Researchers from the Institute of Integrative Biology in Zurich recently identified .9 billion hectares (2.23 billion acres) of land that is available to be reforested.  This would buy us a 20 year pause in global warming by storing about 205 gigatonnes of carbon.  READ MORE

China Plants Green Great Wall

October 25, 2019

Great Walls of Trees to Hold Back Desert by Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC News

It borrows its name from the massive stone structure built by the Qin Dynasty.  But the purpose of the Green Great Wall is not to hold back barbarians, its to stop the ever encroaching deserts.  Both China and Africa are planting trees to stop desertification and land degradation.  But will it work?  READ MORE

Stanford Study on Trees and Global Warming

September 20, 2019

Potential for Trees to Slow Global Warming in the Future  by American Society of Landscape Architects - Landlines

Like the eponymous character in Shel Silverstein's classic children's tale, trees are generous with their gifts, cleaning the air we breathe and slowing the ravages of global warming by absorbing about a quarter of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions. READ MORE

Heat Islands and Our Health

September 10, 2019

News on the Health Benefits of Trees - By Strong Towns

We’ve been saying it for years: the highest-returning investment your city can make in its neighborhoods is planting street trees. But the importance of the shade and cooling they provide goes far beyond the financial bottom line.