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City of Columbus Announces Plans to Plant 300,000 New Trees by 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Announces Plans to Plant 300,000 New Trees by 2020

When it comes to urban revitalization, there are many different ways to go about building (or rebuilding) a community. Nearly every idea comes with its share of proponents and detractors, with some ideas being more controversial than others. But there’s one form of community enhancement that few people would argue is problematic for a neighborhood: […]

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Treehouse Guitars and Keeping Andyman’s Legacy Alive

Briana Henry Briana Henry Treehouse Guitars and Keeping Andyman’s Legacy Alive

Formerly and famously known as Andyman’s Treehouse, the bar and music venue has transformed into two versions of The Tree Bar. Tucked in next to houses in a quiet neighborhood, I often had trouble giving directions to first-time attendees. The most famous tree in music was taken out, and Tree Bar became treeless. Erik Kang, […]

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Ohio is Ground Zero for Biomass Fight

 Submitted News Ohio is Ground Zero for Biomass Fight

Several of Ohio’s coal-burning power plants plan to burn trees as a means of generating “biomass” electricity. In fact, Ohio is ground zero of a nationwide push by power companies to cut and burn the nation’s forests to generate power. According to Cheryl Johncox, executive director of Ohio forest advocacy group Buckeye Forest Council, “biomass […]

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