Trees and VOCs


July 25th, 2013

How to find low VOC trees

If you're interested in planting trees with low VOC emissions in urban areas, which species should you consider? Some new research from this project and a tool from the Forest Service may provide answers.

August 30th, 2010

Summer 2010

A full summer of gathering data at our nursery site, connecting with outreach partners, and meeting new undergrad students.

August 29th, 2009

Summer update

Collecting data at the nursery and partnering with the Institute for Environmental Solutions.

May 2nd, 2009

Spring update

Field work, an open house for middle school students, and a new team member have stirred up our summer.

July 24th, 2008

Early results

The team is getting good results from its enclosure measurements of volatile organic compounds emitted from trees.

April 24th, 2008

Trailer, parked

Why has Ryan been spending so much time in the INSTAAR parking lot? Because he's been getting the instrument trailer ready for the field season - and giving tours to junior high students.

October 26th, 2006

The project begins

VOC research begins on trees at Creekside Nursery and NCAR. We are already finding out interesting things about sesquiterpenes and temperature.

Research Themes