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Street trees are an important and ...

Andrew The Arborist

Street trees are an important and valuable asset to our cities, towns and urban areas. They offer us many benefits including fresh air and shade. Properly planting and caring for street trees can be a challenge for some cities, which sometimes results in less-than-desirable tree performance or life expectancy. At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, it’s exciting to see that street trees in new buildings or developments include a large, continuous soil trench with a permeable layer between tree pits. This way, tree roots have a lot more root space and can more easily obtain all the nutrients, water and oxygen it needs to survive (yes, trees need oxygen). More spacious tree pits also reduce the chance of sidewalk damage and tripping hazards.#trees #streettrees #urbanforestry #forestry #plants #plant #gardening #garden #philly #roots #treebiology #arborist #philly #philadelphia #cities