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NOV 14- Trees in Trouble – Saving America’s Urban Forests


NOV 14- Trees in Trouble – Saving America’s Urban Forests (Film & Discussion), Andrea Torrice, Film Maker, Torrice Media

AMV - Andrea TorriceIt seemed to happen overnight. Thousands of trees started dying unexpectedly in southwest Ohio. Cincinnati almost went broke trying to keep the invasion from damaging property. The killer was a tiny insect known as the emerald ash borer, a new invasive insect from Asia that will wipe out every ash tree in America…unless we do something about it. Emerald ash borers have now infested trees in 35 states. One community in SW Ohio confronted their tree crisis and fought the invasive pest by joining together and taking action. Through partnerships with scientists, city officials and everyday citizens, this community was able to fight the pest and protect their urban forests. The film explores the rich history of urban forestry and exciting new research linking human health and trees, showing that trees in urban communities, and in general, play a critical role in protecting human health, reducing costs of infrastructure as well as mitigating climate change.

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