Big Healthy Trees

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Greening our Region, Afternoon Breakout Session

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Big Healthy Trees

  1. 1. bighealthy trees
  2. 2. maximizes benefits minimizes costs
  3. 3. trail benefits: - shade -aesthetics -safety http://www.fillmoregazette.com/frontpage?page=29
  4. 4. development/community benefits: aesthetics property value sales crime health
  5. 5. Development/community benefits: energy savings clean air stormwater
  6. 6. shingle oak = $77 shingle oak = $77American elm = $97 American elm = $115 river birch = $70 river birch = $75blue spruce = $63 blue spruce = $97 Total = $307 Total = $364120 houses ($307) 120 houses ($307) = $36,840 = $43,680 NOW 10 years
  7. 7. 3:1
  8. 8. Brightside St. LouisDemonstration Garden
  9. 9. right tree / right place
  10. 10. species selection: moisture soil aspect space light
  11. 11. species selection: NATIVES
  12. 12. structural soil
  13. 13. http://www.hort.cornell.edu/uhi/outreach/csc/graphics.html
  14. 14. http://www.djc.com/news/enviro/11121031.html
  15. 15. Brightside St. LouisDemonstration Garden
  16. 16. suspendedpavement
  17. 17. http://www.deeproot.com/blog/blog-entries/suspended-pavement-at-the-bartlett-tree-lab-year-8
  18. 18. perry.eckhardt @ mdc.mo.gov

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