by Julianne Couch

Urban trees should not be an afterthought or taken for granted like, well, something that grows on trees. Instead, they should be included in all stages of planning for sustainable communities.

Whether you see urban trees as art, infrastructure, or the lungs of a city, they are important assets in a community. They not only help establish a sense and pride of place, but they also provide many critical ecosystem services along with measurable benefits related to human health and infrastructure.

To read this and other featured articles in their entirety, pickup the April 2019 issue of Julien’s Journal magazine. Click to subscribe for convenient delivery by mail, or call (563) 557-1914. Single issues are also available in print at area newsstands and digitally via the Issuu platform.

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Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.


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