April, 2012
Regional Report

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The Tree Benefit Calculator
The Tree Benefit Calculator will help you and your community determine the environmental and economic values of your trees. What are the related energy savings, air quality and storm water remediation benefits, carbon sequestration, and property values? Just input the zip code, tree identification, tree diameter or reasonable estimate, and the general tree location. The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide. This tool is based on i-Tree's street tree assessment tool called STREETS.

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Apply for the 2012 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards.
Omaha, Nebraska-based Nature Hills Nursery, an online nursery and garden center, is accepting applications for local community garden or community "greening" projects to win from $500 to $2,000 in free plants. The 2012 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards application is at http://www.naturehills.com/green_america_awards.aspx. This is a Facebook voting process.
The annual awards honor nonprofit groups and organizations that are literally "greening" their communities, parks, schools, and public spaces by planting trees, shrubs and other plants.

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