May 14, 2003

Urban Forestry

Category: Urban Planning

Atlanta: Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits to having a lot of trees in your city, there are innumerable practical and financial benefits to managing a lush urban forest. According to this article, Milwaukee saves $15Million a year by maintaining a 16% forest cover and thus reducing the need for expanded storm runoff systems.

The benefits are similar to those of a green roofed building, but city-wide.

On the other end of the spectrum, Atlanta, or Hotlanta, has seen it's average summer temperatures rise by 11 degrees directly as a result of removing some 65% of the original regional forest cover. Imagine the air conditioning costs.

[Excellent Article][heaps of links on Google][Friends of the Urban Forest - SF]

*Image from Land Development Today

Posted by Nick at May 14, 2003 10:23 AM | TrackBack


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