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Building Awareness of “Right Tree, Right Place” and a Resilient Urban Forest

Many factors contribute to the success or failure of tree plantings—location, tree species and variety, watering frequency and amount, soil type, and relative sunlight exposure, to name a few. For arborists, it can be challenging sometimes to get homeowners to embrace the concept of putting the right tree in the right place. Once a tree is planted, proper maintenance is required to help it stay healthy and attractive. Homeowners sometimes accept trees provided to them, but they might not maintain them properly. Complicating matters, the invasive insect emerald ash borer (EAB) is moving through communities, killing ash trees as it goes. To ensure survival of new trees that are planted, it is important to address diversity, planting, and maintenance needs. These complex challenges require collaboration with nontraditional partners in urban forestry

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2016

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