Trees and the City

Urban Harvest

October 9th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Trees and the City

In mid-summer Seattle, you could find an entire meal within a twenty-minute walk of downtown without stepping into a grocery store or a restaurant. For many urban foragers, green spaces within the city limits are key venues for gathering berries, plants, or roots. Researcher Melissa Poe describes her project to better understand where, how, and […]

Working for a healthy forest and a strong community

October 9th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Trees and the City

Volunteers are making the forest a healthier environment in locations across Seattle. But what motivates volunteers to get their hands dirty to remove invasive species or plant native trees? Weston Brinkley and a team of researchers surveyed hundreds of volunteers this summer to get at why people care about putting their time and energy toward […]

The Gift of Green

May 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Featured stories, Trees and the City

The Gift of Green

New research reveals that urban forests provide surprising health, social and economic benefits.

Turning Over a New Leaf in Urban Forestry

April 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Trees and the City

Turning Over a New Leaf in Urban Forestry

As researchers discover new benefits of urban forests, advocacy groups ramp up efforts to encourage communities to plant more trees.

Seeing the Forest in the City

April 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Trees and the City

Keeping tabs on trees in urban areas like Portland can provide valuable insights about climate change or other threats.