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If we 
replant 
half of 
the area 
now in 
lawn…..
20 Million Acres 
Adirondacks + 
Yellowstone + 
Yosemite + 
Grand Tetons + 
Canyonlands + 
Everglades+ 
North Cascades + 
...
Sustainable Landscaping 
The Benefit of Trees 
Jim McGlone 
Urban Forest Conservationist
Sustainability Benefits 
 Improve Air Quality 
 Manage stormwater 
 Store Carbon 
 Provide habitat for animals 
 Recy...
Sustainability Benefits Cont. 
 Provide habitat for people 
 Lower energy costs through shading and warming 
 Higher pr...
Photo: Bigstockphoto / Ornitolog82
Chickadees 
 Need 6000 to 9000 caterpillars for 1 clutch 
 @25 caterpillars per tree they need 250 
trees 
 @100 square...
This is an ecological barrier where only pests live. It is 
also lots of work to maintain because nature has been 
expelle...
Insect and animal diversity depends on VERTICAL , horizontal and temporal 
diversity.
TREE RISK
ROT
Included 
Bark/ 
Bad 
Branch 
Union
Poor 
Structure
Bad 
Care
Trees fail under normal weather conditions 
because of rot, bad branch unions, poor structure, 
and bad care. 
A certified...
Sustainable Landscaping is 
Endorsed by Fireflies Everywhere
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Presentation given at the Sustainable Landscaping Workshop on September 6th, 2014 by Jim McGlone with the Virginia Department of Forestry.

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The Benefits of Trees Presentation

  1. 1. If we replant half of the area now in lawn…..
  2. 2. 20 Million Acres Adirondacks + Yellowstone + Yosemite + Grand Tetons + Canyonlands + Everglades+ North Cascades + Badlands + Olympic + Sequoia + Grand Canyon + Denali + Great Smoky Mountains+ Shenandoah
  3. 3. Sustainable Landscaping The Benefit of Trees Jim McGlone Urban Forest Conservationist
  4. 4. Sustainability Benefits  Improve Air Quality  Manage stormwater  Store Carbon  Provide habitat for animals  Recycle oxygen
  5. 5. Sustainability Benefits Cont.  Provide habitat for people  Lower energy costs through shading and warming  Higher property values, lower vacancy rates, better employee retention, lower crime rates  Stress reduction, better health, reduced ADHD, improved immune system functioning  Less direct input – fertilizer, fuel, water, time  Support IPM
  6. 6. Photo: Bigstockphoto / Ornitolog82
  7. 7. Chickadees  Need 6000 to 9000 caterpillars for 1 clutch  @25 caterpillars per tree they need 250 trees  @100 square feet per tree they need 1/3 of an acre  Per Dr. Douglas Tallemy author of Bringing Nature Home
  8. 8. This is an ecological barrier where only pests live. It is also lots of work to maintain because nature has been expelled.
  9. 9. Insect and animal diversity depends on VERTICAL , horizontal and temporal diversity.
  10. 10. TREE RISK
  11. 11. ROT
  12. 12. Included Bark/ Bad Branch Union
  13. 13. Poor Structure
  14. 14. Bad Care
  15. 15. Trees fail under normal weather conditions because of rot, bad branch unions, poor structure, and bad care. A certified arborists can find and correct these conditions before the storm. Trees, like cats, dogs and people, should be seen by health care professional for preventive check ups. www.goodtreecare.com
  16. 16. Sustainable Landscaping is Endorsed by Fireflies Everywhere

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