Stanford University Medical Campus Renewal: Tree Preservation
Posted on Monday October 31, 02011
As Shoulder High Productions continues to help document the Stanford University Medical Campus Renewal Project, this story about the University's efforts to preserve the trees of the beautiful Stanford campus seemed to be a great fit to share with the Sustainability Media community.
In this video you can see the same company that relocated and preserved the trees surrounding the NYC 9/11 site, as they masterfully box and transport the giant Oaks and Redwoods that make the community so unique and natural.
"In order to advance construction efforts, trees across the medical center campus are being protected, preserved for re-planting or repurposed. It's amazing to witness the boxing and storing of these trees, many of which will come right back to the hospital sites once construction is completed. Environmental Design, Inc., walks us through the process underway."
Planting trees can also help cool your home in the summer. The Arbor Day Foundation states that the overall effect of the shade created by planting a healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners running 20 hours a day!
In the winter, trees can act as windbreaks for your home and will help you save on heating costs. The Journal of Horticulture claims that saving on heating costs can reach as much as 25 percent!
Trees shade buildings, streets, and homes. If enough trees are planted in cities, the overall microclimate improves and total energy use for heating and cooling is reduced. The EPA has some great information on how planting trees and other vegetation can help to reduce the overall high temperature of your city!