Trees in Trouble

By Lord, Richard | Science Scope, Summer 2016 | Go to article overview

Trees in Trouble


Lord, Richard, Science Scope


By Andrea Torrice. 2015. $250. Bullfrog Films. Oley, PA. 2015. ISBN: 9781941545475.

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From a public health standpoint, trees can be a matter of life or death. Trees clean the air and water, cool the surroundings, and create animal habitats. Studies show that their presence in communities appears to lower the incidence of cardiac and respiratory disease.

Focusing on Cincinnati, Ohio, this video addresses the serious problems facing trees in urban forests. Trees cover 39% of Cincinnati's land, filling parks and lining streets. But the ash trees, which comprise a large portion of the foliage, are in trouble. A tiny green Asian beetle, the emerald ash borer (EAB), has invaded and spread rapidly throughout the trees. It has caused much devastation because the ash trees have no natural defenses against the insect.

Ash trees are very important in many parts of the country and are found in a variety of settings, including flood plains, riparian environments, uplands, and swamp ecosystems. These trees are valuable for feeding birds and animals, providing wood for baseball bats, flooring, and other products, and their brilliant yellow leaves are a major contribution to autumn color panoramas.

As the ash trees die, there can be a "cascading effect" on other forest plants and animals. Many of the trees have been removed--causing changes in city landscapes, reducing the amount of shade, and affecting property values, cooling costs, and community health. The problem has spread to a number of other states. By 2019, it could spread to all areas where ash trees grow and lead to a possible extinction of native ash trees.

Cincinnati uses pesticides to treat some of the trees and is removing many others and replacing them with species not endangered by the EAB. …

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