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Interest in Tampa's urban forest is growing listen

10/06/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last night about a dozen Tampa residents met to think about how useful trees can be for the City of Tampa. Tampa is turning over a new leaf with a new tree inventory for its urban forest.

Tampa is always aspiring to be an urban center these days it seems, but some say trees still play a valuable role for the City. Sure, they provide shade and air to breathe, but Director of Parks and Recreation Karen Palus said they can also help the economy.

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Will longleaf pines help economy and environment in warmer future? listen

01/22/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that a common Florida tree holds ecological and economic promise in a warmer future. The report is called Standing Tall: How Restoring the Longleaf Pine Can Help Prepare the Southeast for Global Warming.

WMNF spoke with Eric Palola, Senior Director of Forests for Wildlife at the National Wildlife Federation.

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