Group Title: Olasee Davis articles
Title: Planting trees to suit the environment
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Title: Planting trees to suit the environment
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: January 30-31, 1994
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.BT OLA DAVlB Authltty. Housing Park and is ght and fr which sue. climate condition. need
81C0AL OT1 9AVI Rcreation. U.V.l. Cooperative Peoplearehangingtheenv- vei within the urban
anion Sarie. USDA Sod roementeveyday.andwemust one urban environment.
ItmscoldinTlneerwhere Conertion Servie. tl A- make sure those changes are a or aple, man yen
snw was lgon Cbrutmas tatnd iand DevelopersAo- posve on for these islands Queen Mary Highway on
Day. As I meto Bob Mabry calon.Glardadmdand ape dewlopment Such natural dl Croix wa planted with coo
bemnaytgledsIbomeCynth AMaoie i. Pubc Work. and ates like Huricane Hugo In trees. Over the years. n
Wilkerson on th cold winter SL. Cro St. Tho~ s and S. 1989 did tensive dam geIn hurricaneehhtSt.Crolxdoe
onldnmy mind rejected on JohnEmironi(aun lAssocilon many Cariean Ilnds epe- lng many of the palm trees
thepeople othe Vitand. Just to nme a w. cllynSt.C andMuonserm. we' planted bthesve. t
he luatmedaUgl ttendedbe- Drlngourdsusslon.about Strong winds uprod thou along the one popar ph
oe headed to Tenneseea s the urban forestry program sands of tr while othethd and buggy highway. To
on the urbn and Community plianng nau~ trees came up. their limbs broken o. mahogany trees wtthtand
ForeslyCounciL Bdall me. ask any elogist The huge exot rubber tree teat of ahuae. and one ae
Comma~llonerElcEDsmo whether it is best or better to near Frederkted sh market plant that adapted well to n
madea w remarks. embers plant a lveor estotr esand wasnotabletowithstandHugo of our lalaund environme
oftheeaunclnlroducedthem- ane whst the aw will be. stronglinds. Disasterskethl growingcondtion.
elve.by.lawwredlocused. They ill probably tel you It hlveheihtgnedtawd rnessthat Yea. aperon who dec
decl ofo stookpte and depends mny lato; that native tres ha special adap which r tto plant mut
dertancl the tree chana
a eanl disusmion Mf ed. lnllunceplant groth. lte.de- tatonstlosur~vetmn anenviron tie based on so type ar
TheUrbuanandCoamunlutyPFor- replent.clmate, and the t ment thatcanbe cruel atlme age. dtiseae. peat restatno
itry Counod wi be the key lectit of nath or exortc ape- Neetheless Ihe ongoing r. lfthe treewillhaveatenden
playtn itheb plementatln ot cde. gument aboutexot ersus na- Invade other apec tl in ar
the America The BeutMl Pro- Toan untrainedecoliogt. the Uve tees put ecologists In a no- readyextaUtngplant commul
galal n the Virgn lands. bet lesson mIht betaken from win-ose lluation. Caring for teea in urban
Government agencies and tue that native trees arethe Natural disasters as hurnm ro"n tall important t
nn-proAt-rpniaons li bt choice. Nooewillarge cannblowinsedsorplants te longevity. andhow t
terat dleal to the develop withMtherNaturebecauseshe from far way lands and pln Thus.theselectionoftree
mentmtheUrbenanidCamu. knows wheI bfet. Howevr. them these sands.l Are these -urban envlromment should
alty FirMatlypolky. As partof wemanlnhabitsaplae.lhey new species plants eatcor be based solely on being m
the cooun. hve a task t change t and urbn envron- native? I do not mean to be or exotic. but try to meet at
educaethslenlpublmboul ment has ery lale In common technical. lcanmenilonanunm requirements. as polsbl
urbta geebt. withM na plan wich look ber of cses where this hap. urvive in an urban sell
Thjaeoa idiversetnthtl. mllonsofars todevelop. penednatuly. Today. urban envbronmet
NM rprmese d suchg Nament ture i the mother of aere- n. Nattresffer special ben tn. It i hoste to plant
agendacmdano-proAttofa l- apont but people make t ens. e. bul he abOiy to surtt Trees need to be found Ir
atlomV.LWaiersl dow cdue and that means n ave naturaldisterssuchassttorm environment that can withas
plantapecdemynotaliwaybe orlrelsonlyasmallptofthe air polluted compact soil.
F suiedtourbaniandscape. ter complex urban tree election abuse from car bashing.
UBO SOFFES maly. I bele Ihat themn pr. When selecting tIrees vandalism from people.
om n urban forestry fr both for urbn environment. many In the final analysis. no tr
PhysicalTherapy na-m-andeOUplan.This ua l beca sed. r t ian u rbanenv ron
is a i but urban forestry must a'
772a1362 rMdonthemeiich tne See TRElS PTia 47 to place the right tree In the i
rlace. After all. urban fc
needs tough tree for to
time.
Olasee Davia i an envl
mentalist. Hs opinion does
necessarily reflect that of
employer, the Unlversity of
Virgin Island .Cooperatve
tension Service.




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