Arborist James Urban discusses a new zone for trees, the 'urban forest'

2011-08-22 by

James Urban is a landscape architect with more than 30 years experience planting trees in difficult urban areas, like dense downtowns. Urban argues that trees need a new zone to go along with the traditional, like the desert forest or the mountain forest. It should be called the urban forest.

His talk at UAA was co-sponsored by Facilities and Campus Services, the Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arborists.

UAA recently earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation. This is the second year UAA has been named a Tree Campus USA.

This podcast was recorded Aug. 18, 2011.

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