Everyone wants to be happier and healthier, right? With 2023 just around the corner, we’re all thinking about what our new year resolutions are going to be. Some may sign up for gym memberships, some might vow to focus more on self-improvement and mental health, or spend more time with friends and family. But there […]

Planting trees is Smart!

It’s back to school time in our urban and community forests!  We eagerly anticipate another opportunity to create a better future, a more resilient future.  Two things our future depends on: our students and our trees.  Students need to understand the connection between a livable world and our community trees.  What can Urban Foresters do […]

Trees Protect from Sun Damage

June is a month when many people are enjoying warmer temperatures and spending more time outside to “soak up the sun”: gardening, mowing the lawn, hiking, or even heading to a beach or a nearby lake. But getting too much sun can have long-term negative effects on your health and make you look older than […]

Trees Go Dormant in the Winter but Your Healthy Lifestyle Shouldn’t

As the temperature drops and sunlight decreases, deciduous trees shed their leaves and turn their focus to internal storage and conserving resources. Oftentimes our own behavior mirrors that of a dormant tree; it is easy to shed our active, outdoor lifestyle in favor of lounging under blankets and remaining sedentary most of the day. This […]

Urban Forest Strike Team – Ohio

Urban Forest Strike TeamOn May 27, 2019 Ohio experienced a record tornado outbreak that resulted in one confirmed death, destroyed homes and property, and substantial damage to the urban forest across many communities. Several of the large tornados, including an EF3 and EF4 impacted the City of Dayton, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and the […]