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Benefits of Shade Trees in the Landscape

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Apr, 09, 2015 @ 13:04 PM
AngelOak-Wikipedia-1Shade trees are both valuable and, if mature, nearly irreplaceable. It is delightful to relax under the shade of a tree with a large canopy. Distinctive shade trees are named, like the Angel Oak (right). Poems are written about shade trees, "I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree", documents are signed under them and if widely known, they are used as landmarks. 
ACTrees will discuss and quantify the value of shade in the landscape, and the trees that provide it on #treechat on Twitter. Bring your observations and experience to the chat and join in the conversation.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees Program Manager Sarah Anderson along with Max Ewart and Nicole Spina, will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees. The live chat begins Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

See the 5 Key Takeaways from this week's discussion:

* The effect of trees on carbon emissions due to decreased electricity use and from direct sequestration.
* How the magnitude of energy savings depends on the tree’s location.
* How shade tree programs benefit utilities. 
* Working with developers for energy considerations.
* Making the case to homeowners who experience virtually none of the carbon and stormwater benefits of tree planting, and whether a subsidy to encourage tree planting is warranted.
Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, ACTrees, Shade trees, Value of Shade

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