A Model of Urban Forest Sustainability
Journal, Research (Article)
"We present a model for the development of sustainable urban forests. The model applies general principles of sustainability to urban trees and forests. The central tenet of the model is that sustainable urban forests require a healthy tree and forest resource, community-wide support and a comprehensive management approach. For each of these components, we present criteria and indicators for assessing their status at a given point in time. The most significant outcome of a sustainable urban forest is to maintain a maximum level of net environmental, ecological, social, and economic benefits over time."
J.R. Clark, N.P. Matheny, G. Cross, V. Wake
Journal of Arboriculture
International Society of Arboriculture
Champaign, IL (US)
Model, Sustainability model, Urban forest sustainability