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On the Mill #5: Urban Forestry

118 days ago by ScottShaeffer | 10 comments »

“Urban Forestry” is the care of trees growing in or around a city. Most of these trees (millions of them) were planted by humans (land developers, landscapers, individuals, governments, etc.) so there are a huge variety of species that wouldn’t otherwise grow there. In the Denver Metro Area, there are hundreds of thousands of Black Walnut trees for example. Walnut is not a native tree and really doesn’t belong here, but put them all together, and we’ve got our own Walnut Forest! And since the city is over 150 years old, we have a lot of really big trees. Some of our natural forests aren’t even that old (due to fire, weather, beetles, etc). &#...

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