The challenges, & enormous opportunities of 'no-mow' landscapes.

From abandoned residential lots in Detroit and Youngstown to unused sections of public property in Houston and Louisville , municipalities are boldly trying the No-Mow approach for increased urban tree canopy. We've seen the numerous benefits of urban forests touted widely in the sustainability and planning communities in the past decade. Cities willing to take the progressive No-Mow approach incur perhaps one-hundredth the cost per acre than that of traditional landscape development. Cities transform entire neighborhoods as others grapple with individual lots. Cities actually save money by canceling the schedules of mowing and leaf blowing on these properties. They may invest in "do not mow, reforestation in progress" signs to remind grounds crews and inform the public. They may invest in temporary fencing around the areas to reinforce the notion. On less-visible properti...

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