Monday, July 13, 2009

'Teaching tree' educational tool demonstrates tree structure; Miami, FL

Tree is a teaching tool - Southeast Broward -

Special to The Miami Herald
It is made out of wooden dowels, foam and a lot of ingenuity. Yet, a scrawny, seven-foot, man-made replica of a tree may be just the thing that helps to protect South Florida's tree canopy.
The city of Plantation has created a first of its kind ''Teaching Tree'' to help educate residents on proper tree care.
''It is a model tree that shows some of the typical problems we see on trees in a typical landscape,'' said Keith Shriver, an urban forester with the city.

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