While the conservation community is quick to understand the value of trees and forests for people, the climate and for biodiversity, at least one Connecticut utility has identified roadside trees as a threat to the power grid and has begun efforts to remove large swaths of trees along rural and suburban roads.

In an effort to educate people on the value of roadside trees, Highstead Senior Ecologist Ed Faison compiled a series of key facts about roadside trees, making a strong case for preserving as many healthy specimens as possible.