Urban Forestry

Dublin Core

Title

Urban Forestry

Creator

Sarah Kwatinetz

Collection Items

Institute Park Trees, 1890
A list of tree species planted in Institute Park in 1890

Worcester Parks Commission Annual Report, 1893
A section of the report given by the Worcester Parks Commission detailing trees planted in Institute Park in 1893.

Worcester Parks Commission Annual Report, 1894
A section of the report given by the Worcester Parks Commission detailing trees planted in Institute Park in 1894.

Young Trees in Institute Park
Pond side image of Institute Park, showing the bridge, pathway, and trees

Pathway with Mature Trees in Institute Park
Pathway with people walking between the trees

Leisure Under the Shade Trees
A family resting by the pond under mature shade trees.

Tree Damage from 1953 Tornado
An image depicting the tree damage caused by a F4 class tornado which touched down in Worcester on June 9th, 1953.

Dutch Elm Disease in Worcester
Dutch elm disease originated from Europe in 1928, and has killed tens of millions of elm trees since then. Worcester has been preparing for the complete loss of Elm trees.

Asian Longhorned Beetle
One of the newest threats to the local environment, the Asian Longhorned Beetle is an invasive species from China that is severely damaging for many of the local trees, especially hardwoods such as maples. It was first identified on August 7th,…

Tree Damage Caused by Ice Storm, 1921
In 1921, Worcester experienced one of the worst ice storms in recent history. The storm itself delivered millions of tons of ice and paralyzed infrastructure throughout the city. As for the trees, a third of Worcester’s 40,000 shade trees were…
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