Plea For The Trees ® Louisville,KY 40205
"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese Proverb
For more information see the following articles:
"City Struggles to Dig Out of Deep Tree Deficit"
Seneca Park Living Memorial Grove of Trees
"The Power of a Tree: Louisville Needs to Improve Its Canopy to Improve Life"
"Environmental Effects of Urban Trees and Vegetation"
"Calculating the Green in Green: What's an Urban Tree Worth?"
"How Green Is Your Valley?"
"Maybe Only God Can Make a Tree, but Only People Can Put a Price on It"
"Bowman Field Tree Canopy Removal: A Costly Cut" 12-17-11
Authors: Dr. Margaret Carreiro, Dr. Tara Trammell, Shannon Scroggins, M.S.
Department of Biology, University of Louisville
"Urban Tree Canopy Removal"
Author: Gary Moll
"Bowman Field and the Value of a Tree"
"Only God Can Make A Tree, But We're In Charge Of Taking Care Of Them".
Author: Doug Stern 12-19-11
"Louisville Is Losing Its Big Trees And Not Replacing Them" Source: Alliance for Community Trees. Author: James Bruggers
"Topping - Tree Care or Tree Abuse?" Source: Iowa State University
"Invading Borers Ravaging Ash Trees"
"Study Links Midwest Tree Losses and Deaths"
Author: James Bruggers, Courier Journal 01-26-13
"First of 166 New Downtown Trees Planted"
Author: James Brugges, Courier Journal 12-12-12
Trees are nature's work horses. They have many positive impacts on the environment and the community. Here are some important ones:
- Reduce urban heat island effect
- Serve as screens and buffers
- Reduce energy use in buildings
- Reduce ultraviolet radiation
- Decrease storm water runoff and soil erosion
- Reduce pavement temperature, which reduces rate of asphalt deterioration
- Lowers resident's utility costs
Source: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest