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WNYC News

Parks Dept. Should Take Better Care of Trees Outside Parks: Comptroller

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Yorkers on average file a claim a day for injuries or property damage caused by falling tree limbs and it's costing the city as much as $14 million a year.

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Studio 360

Making Trees Sing

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bartholomäus Traubeck noticed that the growth rings of a tree resemble grooves on a record. So he devised a system to play a disk of wood. 

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WNYC News

If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New York City has almost finished planting a million trees. Now the question is, how many will survive?

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Radiolab

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.

One is a tree. The other eats trees.

This is the tree.

J. ...

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WNYC News

In New Jersey, a (Rational) Fear of Trees

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Between Sandy and the wettest June on record, New Jersey's mature trees are falling down more frequently, making residents nervous. Some are even eyeing healthy trees, singling them out to be cut.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: New Superhero, 3,200 Years Old, Turns Air Into Wood Superfast

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

NPR

"The President" is a 3,200-year-old giant sequoia that clocks in at 247 feet tall and counting. And contrary to most living things we can think of, giant sequoias grow faster later in life than earlier in life.

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Features

Snapshot | Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Plugged In

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wednesday night, the 30,000 lights on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree were turned on. The lights will be on until January 7. After that the spruce from Pennsylvania will be turned into lumber for the charity Habitat for Humanity.

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WNYC News

Beaches Open as Storm Cleanup Continues

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The New York City Parks Department has some good news for beach-goers. Commissioner Adrian Benepe said all city beaches will be open on Friday, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.

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WNYC News

New York Works | A Brooklyn Arborist

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The iconic image of New York City is the jagged skyline of glass buildings that jut into the air. But Chris Roddick spends his days climbing the city's natural sky scrapers: trees. For 17 years, Roddick has been pruning, planting and inspecting trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

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WNYC News

Tornado Ravaged Trees Won't be Replaced with Federal Funds

Monday, October 25, 2010

WNYC

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin meeting with city agencies and non-profit groups this week to assess what reimbursements they'll be processing to cover storm damages from last month's tornados.

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WNYC News

2,500 Tons of Debris and Counting

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

The city is waiting to hear just how much in federal funds it will receive to help cover the $24.5 million cost of cleaning up damage from September's 16th's tornadoes.

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WNYC News

Watch Out for Loose Branches in the Next Storm

Thursday, September 30, 2010

WNYC

City officials are urging New Yorkers to exercise caution during tonight's storm -- with two to four inches of rain expected and winds that could gust up to 60 miles per hour.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tree Knowledge

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Chris Roddick, Brooklyn Botanic Garden senior arborist and author of The Tree Care Primer (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide), discusses tree maintenance in the wake of the recent deaths and injuries from falling tree branches in Central Park.

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Radiolab

Oops

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stories of unintended consequences -- from a psychologist who may have helped create a terrorist, to a toxic lake that spawned new life.

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WNYC News

Celebrating Arbor Day in Bed-Stuy

Friday, April 30, 2010

Today is Arbor Day and for Million Trees NYC, an initiative with NYC Parks and NY Restoration Project, that means it's practically Christmas! To celebrate their holiday, Million Trees enlisted volunteers to plant 70 trees in a Bed-Stuy neighborhood.

Million Trees NYC relies on community ...

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