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Here's a little positive news for anyone thinking of setting some ambitious new year goals. http://ow.ly/G8QLj
Well, Brooklyn and the other four bouroughs -- thanks to a 10-year campaign to green up the city's parks and streets.
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Best wishes of the season to all our followers.
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Designing suburbs to get the most from existing trees. http://ow.ly/G8UAL
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Urban forestry isn't just about planting trees in urban areas. http://ow.ly/G8Ufu
Find more news articles and stories online at PamplinMedia.com
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Did climate change cause California's drought? http://ow.ly/G8QyQ
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Next year we'll be taking a look at some of the trees in towns and cities across California. But today we want to know, what's your favorite tree town?
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Most of us that love trees, love nature. Here's a look at how climate change impacts animals. http://ow.ly/G8T5k
Climate change took a toll on creatures across the animal kingdom this year.
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As we go into the holiday season, many of us decorate our homes with trees as part of the Christmas tradition. Trees have a long history of cultural significance and even worship.

From wikipedia: Tree worship (dendrolatry) refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies and religions, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages. Human beings, observing the growth and death of trees, the elasticity of their branches, the sensitivity and the annual decay and revival of their foliage, see them as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection. The most ancient cross-cultural symbolic representation of the universe's construction is the world tree.

The image of the Tree of life is also a favourite in many mythologies. Various forms of trees of life also appear in folklore, culture and fiction, often relating to immortality or fertility. These often hold cultural and religious significance to the peoples for whom they appear. For them, it may also strongly be connected with the motif of the world tree.
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I have a vision that is quite lengthy and well here it is  Building Manmade Rainforests in Southern Barren Border regions Texas Mexico, arizona mexico  ,new mexico mexico .By moving excavated landfills and trash barges by trains to these places and topping them with porous volcanic pebbles and sand then seeds and  after they have gained in mass, using recycled and unsightly  landscape  plants from store shelves and shrink wrap woven covered greenhouse roofs  to produce the raining effect to create a water source there.2. Construct outside Air Filters for high Smog towns near the prevailing wind spots or make it cooler with the  Air Filters combined with Shade producing Arbors that suck polllution in and blow out cooler air.3.Go to Northern states like Maine and ask to  pickup their ice and snow piles and leave fresh water in Drought areas   in California.
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Tree Trivia Time!

Where did the custom of Christmas tree originate?

A) England
B) Germany
C) Denmark
D) America
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Climate news for SoCal sees natural swings of wet & dry years in the future, so plant drought tolerant trees. http://ow.ly/G8SN2
Overall rainfall amounts in the Los Angeles region will remain the same in coming decades, according to a new study that examined the effects of a warming climate on Southern California precipitation.
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A positive side to climate change? http://ow.ly/G8PIq
Climate change has made winters a little bit warmer. Many bird species are now wintering a lot farther north than they did a few decades ago, a new study finds.
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Sustaining and expanding California's urban forests to make our communities healthier and stronger.
Introduction

We're the nation's oldest urban forest council.

Urban forestry brings the forest and urban greening into cities and neighborhoods.

Communities investing in green infrastructure see positive economic impacts.

Trees cool our cities, clean the air, and save energy.

Urban forestry creates jobs for the community: arborists, nurseries, landscaping and more.

People put down roots and invest in the community, resulting in higher property values.

Now is the time to "Invest From The Ground Up" in your urban forest.