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The Role of Trees in Our Environment. By: Jenni Reaves July 31, 2001. Trees By: Joyce Kilmer. The Significance of Trees An archive of the past The circle of life Cultural appreciation. What does a tree mean to you?. The Importance of Trees. wind barriers filtration

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the role of trees in our environment

The Role of Trees in Our Environment

By: Jenni Reaves

July 31, 2001

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Trees

By: Joyce Kilmer

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The Significance of Trees

  • An archive of the past
  • The circle of life
  • Cultural appreciation
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The Importance of Trees

  • wind barriers
  • filtration
  • biodiversity
  • shade
  • erosion control
  • decreases noise pollution
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The Living Landscape

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Urban
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Benefits of Trees in the Rural Environment

  • Wind protection for crops
  • Erosion control
  • Creates diverse plant and animal habitats
  • Purifies the air absorbing carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide
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The Rural Setting

  • Preserving habitat
  • - Black River Preserve
  • - Green Swamp Preserve
  • N.C. Farmland Preservation Program
  • - Maryland and Pennsylvania
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Cont.. Rural Setting

  • Creek Restoration
  • -Programs initiated by various governmental and non-profit organizations

Before

After

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Benefits of Trees in Suburban Environments

  • Shade canopy
  • Building Ecology
  • Noise Buffers
  • Habitat for suburban wildlife
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The Suburban Portrait

  • Sustainable development
  • New Urbanism
  • -Vermillion; Charlotte, N.C.
  • - Davidson, N.C.
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Benefits of Trees in Urban Environments

  • Tree muffle urban noise.
  • A mature leafy tree produces as
  • much oxygen in a season as 10
  • people inhale in a year.
  • Trees help cleanse the air.
  • Trees can be cool!
  • Energy savers and windbreakers.
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Urban Setting

  • Planning
  • -revitalization
  • -ordinances
  • Community involvement
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Seattle, WA

Environmental Liability

Environmental Amenity

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Environmental Education is the Key

  • Investigate programs in your community
  • - Project Learning Tree
  • - Project WILD
  • - Adopt A Tree