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Benefits of Trees

Trees Provide Amazing Benefits by Davey Tree; 5:19 minutes;  Trees are truly magnificent, and if we keep them healthy, we can enjoy the economic, environmental, social and emotional benefits that they provide. For more information on the amazing benefits that trees provide, visit Davey Tree Site.

 

Get Your Daily Dose of Tree-Health Benefits Video  Minnesota DNR 2:15 minutes; Published on Mar 17, 2016 Trees and forests create numerous health benefits: cleaner air that lowers childhood asthma rates, less heat exhaustion due to decreased summer air temperatures, blocking UV rays that cause skin cancer, and natural calming effect that decreases stress levels and increases focus. So, get your daily dose of trees.

 

We’ll See You in the Forest  by the National Forest Foundation; 1:08 minutes; This video showing the extent and value of our forests economically and socially.
 
The Importance of Trees  by Wordsmith001  5:33 minutes; A piece reminding us all how valuable trees are to this world. This piece from Britain visually shows the beauty of trees while sharing bits of important tree benefit information.  by Wordsmith001  5:33 minutes; A piece reminding us all how valuable trees are to this world. This piece from Britain visually shows the beauty of trees while sharing bits of important tree benefit information. 

Why Trees?  by Alabama Cooperative Extension System; 11:29 minutes; - Follow along as this lecture doodle examines some of the basic reasons why trees are important not just for their beauty but also for their contributions to our health, our community of citizens, and our economic stability. Tree cover in our towns and cities contributes much. But because the benefits of trees are passive and accumulate slowly, they are unacknowledged until they are missing.by Alabama Cooperative Extension System; 11:29 minutes; - Follow along as this lecture doodle examines some of the basic reasons why trees are important not just for their beauty but also for their contributions to our health, our community of citizens, and our economic stability. Tree cover in our towns and cities contributes much. But because the benefits of trees are passive and accumulate slowly, they are unacknowledged until they are missing.

Questions and Answers-Why Do We need Trees? - Importance Of Trees –by Kids Video Show; 1:52 minutes; Tress provide us with oxygen that we need to breathe to live. Our body breathes in oxygen and we breathe out carbon-di-oxide. Trees do the opposite; they breathe in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In this way, trees make sure that we have pure oxygen to breathe without which we cannot live. To know more about important facts of trees watch this video.
 
Brooke Leifer-One Earth (in support of 'Green Schools') by Brooke Leifer; 4:52 minutes;
Student created production filmed at Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School
Easton , Massachusetts USA

Plants Help us Breathe by khan academy medicine:  for 9:29 minutes; Learn more about photosynthesis and cellular respiration through a classic story: Jack and the Beanstalk.
 

Mscott Loves Life – Sustain (Official Music Video) USDA Forest Service - RAP On Sustainability by USDA Forest Service; 3:15 Minutes;   This is a RAP music video on making a change for a sustainable environment.   Published on May 5, 2015 Created for U.S. Forest Service by MscottLovesLife, the song "Sustain" contains elements of the Forest Service's Sustainable Recreation program. The video includes partners from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, City of Albuquerque Open Space, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Performances were done by youth from Warehouse 508 and the Bernalillo County Mountain View Community Center. This can be used as an education tool to inspire kids and adults of all ages to explore, appreciate, and enjoy the outdoors. Partner up, Provide, Protect, and Perform! 

 

An Authentic Experience of Natural Systems by Deep Root; 5:26 minutes;  This video provides perspectives on trees it the ultra-urban environment  and focuses on the ideal for the future. 

 

Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water is newly released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - “Green streets” are natural and engineered methods for controlling stormwater that would otherwise gather pollutants and rush from hard streets into storm drains and out into local waterways. This video highlights green streets as a technique for managing stormwater and providing other economic and community benefits. Shown are examples of green streets in localities that have worked with EPA and other partners to incorporate green streets as part of their stormwater management plans. Green features include porous pavement, rain gardens, vegetative curb areas and sidewalk trees.

 

USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                            
June 8, 2016
Marla Emery, USDA Forest Service
Lincoln Smith, Forested, LLC
 
USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                            
September 10, 2014
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington
Teresia M. Hazen, Legacy Health
 
USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                          
January 13, 2016
Austin Troy, University of Colorado Denver
Sara Davis, City and County of Denver
 
USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                          
March 11, 2015
Susannah Lerman, USDA Forest Service & University of Massachusetts
David Mizejewski and Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation
 
USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                          
September 10, 2014
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington
Teresia M. Hazen, Legacy Health
 
USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                          
February 10, 2016
William Sullivan, University of Illinois
 
USDA FS Urban Forest Connections Webinar                                                          
February 11, 2015
Ronald S. Zalesny Jr., USDA Forest Service
Richard A. Hallett, USDA Forest Service
 
Forest Fast Breaks - Carbon Capture  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 2:11 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features carbon capture. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos.
 
Forest Fast Breaks - Sustainability  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 1:50 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features Sustainability. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos.
 
Forest Fast Breaks - Urban Forest Benefits  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 1:37 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features Urban Forest Benefits. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos. 
 
Forest Fast Breaks - Water  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 1:37 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features Water. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos
 
Impact of Trees on Urban Temperatures and Pollution  by American Society of Landscape Architects;  4:14 minutes. The American Society of Landscape Architects has developed an educational video that illustrates how increasing tree canopy in cities can fight both urban heat and poor air quality.
 
Hugging the forest, rather than the trees  by Kathy Abusow ; 9:34 minutes. Kathy Abusow is President & CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI), a non-profit that plays a central role in strengthening the vital links between sustainable forestry, responsible purchasing and thriving communities. Kathy is committed to raising awareness that well managed forests provide products and benefits that help society at large. These forests store carbon, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, provide habitat for many species, and produce products that improve our quality of life. Forests certified to SFI Standards span a quarter billion acres from Canada’s Boreal to the US South, and millions of additional acres are positively influenced by SFI Standards and programs for the responsible procurement of forest products. Her talk emphasizes how we need not only to hug the trees, but the forests as well.