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Trees mean clean

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Urban Forests = Cleaner, Cooler Air from ASLA on Vimeo.

This video from the American Society of Landscape Architects explains how trees and other green spaces fight air pollution, reduce the so-called “heat island effect” and generally make cities more livable.

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November 29th, 2011 at 8:02 am

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The trees of Joplin, Mo.

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The New York Times has a stunning slideshow of the trees left standing in Joplin, Mo., after tornadoes destroyed much of the town.

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May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 am

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The famous and the trees that inspired them

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Is there a place you go to sit, think, look for inspiration? Turns out, sitting under trees is a popular place for this activity.

Author Richard Horan has written a book called “Seeds” that details his journey to find the trees that inspired famous authors. Here he talks about his concept and offers a slideshow of trees, including one from the property F. Scott Fitzgerald lived when he wrote “Tender in the Night,” one from Muhammad Ali’s childhood home and even a cypress still standing from when Thomas Jefferson lived at Monticello.

 

 

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May 17th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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