Trees benefit from radiant heat and nutrients in urban areas

Many people view urban areas as hostile for plants - concrete stifles root growth, and pollution from vehicles makes it difficult to gain nutrients. A study conducted by The Earth Institute at Columbia University not only discredits those theories, however, but suggests that urban environments have a lot to offer plants to promote growth. .. Continue Reading Trees benefit from radiant heat and nutrients in urban areasSection: ecoGizmoTags: Columbia University, Eco-friendly, Environment, Plants, Tree Related Articles: Giant mushrooms to greenify downtown LA using sewage World Population Becomes More Urban Than Rural Mapping the urban forest one tree at a time Bosco Verticale: the world's first vertical forest 'Green roofs' prove even more effective in fighting global warming than first thought Moss Project shows how some plants grow without gravity

Trees benefit from radiant heat and nutrients in urban areas

Many people view urban areas as hostile for plants - concrete stifles root growth, and pollution from vehicles makes it difficult to gain nutrients. A study conducted by The Earth Institute ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Do urban 'heat islands' hint at trees of future?

City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far better than its country cousins, due to chronically elevated city heat levels, says a new study. The study, just published ...

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Trees do 8 times better in the New York City Urban Heat Island

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Wed 25 Apr 12 from Watts Up With That?

City heat could be beneficial for trees

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Urban "heat islands," chronically elevated city heat levels, are driving some city trees to grow far better than their country cousins, U.S. researchers say.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from UPI

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