Essay on Area Training

Submitted By franjoie
Words: 550
Pages: 3

Area Training- August 7th
Notes by Francesca Mendoza

Benefits of Urban Forestry
1. Trees lower energy costs- Deciduous trees’ leaves fall off in winter, which allow sunshine on a house during the cold season
2. Various types of trees add property value- mature trees, fruit trees, some shrubs—they (the plant life) provide beauty, lush, and other luxuries
3. More benefits than costs
4. Helps with the intensity of the sun
5. Regulate temperature, wind, snow, rain
6. Forested areas have less erosion and water runoff
7. Groundwater recharged in forested areas
8. Trees filter air pollutants
9. Provides habitats for wildlife and birds
10. Absorbs CO2—produces O2
11. Safeguards pedestrians from traffic
12. Reduce glare and reflection
13. Reduces noise pollution
14. Provides screening—privacy
15. Reduces amount of fuel used on both cooling and heating
16. Gives impression of a narrowing street
17. Encourages slower driving
18. Improved scenic value
19. Park users report lower levels of anxiety and sadness after visiting parks
20. Stressed individuals looking at slides (????) of nature had reduced negative when looking at scenes with trees
21. Hospital patients with natural views from their rooms had significantly shorter stays, less pain medicine required, and fewer post-operative complications
22. People feel more at ease and relaxed when in view of shaded, open areas of trees
23. Trees help create positive energy that attracts and welcomes customers
24. Urban forests in the US contain about 3.8 billion trees, with an estimated structuralized value of 2.4 trillion
25. Urban forests help create and enhance animal and plant habitats and can act as “reservoirs” for endangered species
26. Sustain long-term environmental health of the community
27. Reduces noise pollution

Forestry
2 Cubic feet2 of (soil??) needed for 1 sq. foot

VAILS

Tree City USA- arbor foundation- award to local cities that follows good management for their forests/trees
Statutory trees- if meets certain criteria, and if met must follow law about the trees

Wildlife
New Invasive Species: feral hogs
July 1st, 2014—hunting on Sundays laws
Birds > broken up into families by what they eat, beaks, size, and wings
Nutria- beaver-looking, marsh/beach area
Red fox- V skull-shape
Grey fox- U skull-shape
What to look at first with skulls:
1. Shape of head
2. Teeth

Foxes- 18-30…