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Public opinion surveys on urban forest attitudes and values

This collection of articles looks at community residents' attitudes about trees in the urban forest.

These studies summarize public perceptions and attitudes toward trees in their communities. The questions found in these studies could help one to develop a survey of their community's residents to better gauge support for an urban forest program.

Business District Streetscapes, Trees, and Consumer Response
 
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City of Pineville Urban Forestry Survey
This report outlines the opinions of Pineville, LA residents regarding the importance of trees in their city.
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Community Leaders' Perceptions of Urban Forests in Hillsborough County, Florida
This fact sheet compares the results from a needs assessment in Hillsborough County to a national urban tree survey and shares some initial insights into community perceptions and beliefs regarding urban trees in one county along Florida's Gulf Coast.
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How Urban Residents Rate and Rank the Benefits and Problems Associated with Trees in Cities
 
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Research on Business Visitors' Behavior: Trees and Commerce in Athens, Georgia
 
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Trees in the Small City Retail Business District: Comparing Resident and Visitor Perceptions
 
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Visitor Preferences for Trees in Streetscapes: Nature and Commerce in Athens, Georgia
 
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Wind and Trees: A Survey of Homeowners after Hurrican Andrew
 
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Assessing residents' willingness to pay to preserve the community urban forest: A small-city case study
The objective of this study was to gather information on residents' knowledge and perceptions of urban trees and forests as well as examining how selected socioeconomic variables relate to residents' willingness to support urban forestry programs. Ultimately, this study provides recommendations for developing and implementing sustainable tree care programs for the protection and preservation of urban forests.
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Gauging Public Opinion of Urban Trees and the Community Forest
The purpose of this document is to provide some basic questions to include in a survey for the public and for elected officials.
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Public Attitudes Toward Urban Trees and Supporting Urban Tree Programs
Environment and Behavior, Vol 39 No 6, November 2007
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Public response to the urban forest in inner-city business districts
 
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Public Response to The Urban Forest in Inner-City Business Districts
 
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Understanding Public Opinion and Support for the Maintenance and Protection of Trees in Knox County, Tennessee: A Mail Survey of Area Homeowners
The primary purpose of this research was to determine public knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and support for the maintenance and protection of trees in Knox County.
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Trees in Business Districts: Comparing Values of Consumers and Business
 
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Trees in Business Districts: Positive Effects on Consumer Behavior!
 
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Trees in Small City Business Districts: Comparing Resident and Visitor Response
 
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Trees on Main Street: Influences on Retail and Shopping Behavior
 
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Associations of neighbourhood greenness with physical and mental health: do walking, social coherence and local social interaction explain the relationships?
A mailed-survey study was conducted to examine associations of perceived neighbourhood "greenness" with perceived physical and mental health and to investigate whether walking and social factors account for the relationships.
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