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Denuding Communities: Tree Canopy Loss Calculations & Public Perceptions
For many communities, self-image is centered around their trees and green spaces. Communities compromise between greenspace and economic development.
Delaware’s Urban and Community Forests
Cultural Aspects of Trees: Traditions and Myths
Crown Pruning Effects on Roots
Crown-Condition Classification: A Guide to Data Collection and Analysis
The FIA health indicator, crown-condition classification, is designed to estimate tree crown dimensions and assess the impact of crown stressors.
Critical Force for Buckling Tree Stems
Mitigating New York City’s Heat Island with Urban Forestry, Living Roofs, and Light Surfaces
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-l) - Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (Appendix F)
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-k) - Existing Scenic Integrity Inventory (Appendix E)
Development and Assessment of a Fire Model for Forest Park, Portland, Oregon
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-g) - Terminology (Appendix A)
Quick-Silver: Quick Start Guide
Lot Size Regulations and Water Quality Protection: The Case for Large Lots in Rural Areas
Urban Development in the Great Lakes Basin: What is the Federal Role in Regional Land Use Planning related to
A Comparison of Housing Growth Hotspots in the Midwestern and Northeastern U.S from 1940-2000
Stated Wildfire Evacuation Behavior in the WUI: Results from a Survey in Albuquerque, NM
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-q) - Bibliography
Defining the Urban/Rural Interface of the South Carolina Piedmont using a GIS-Based Model
Canyon Frags and the City: The Nature of Nature in San Diego
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-n) - Examples of Scenic Integrity Levels (Appendix H)
Rural-Urban Flows: Conceptualizing the Relationship Between the City and the Countryside in the Developing World
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-p) - Glossary
Defining the Interface: What is it? Where is it?
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-b) - Landscape Character (Chapter 1)
Navigating, Browsing & Searching at Urban Forestry South Expo
Land development pressure on peri-urban forests: A case study in the Regional Municipality of York
Quick-Silver User Guide (Draft)
STRATUM: Reference City Foliar Sampling Protocols
Best Fall Colors In Trees
Benefits of Urban Trees (1 Up)
Urban and Community Forestry: Improving Our Quality Of Life
The Large Tree Argument (Booklet)
Large stately elm trees once graced many communities throughout the US. But now they are gone. Why were entire communities so disappointed when they lost their elm trees to Dutch elm disease several decades ago? People had a sense that these large trees were important to them, their family, and their community. And this was long before we quantified the benefits of trees. Now we have scientific evidence for what these people knew decades ago.
Identification of Lands Important for Protecting Water Quality and Watershed Integrity in the Chesapeake Bay
Chemical Use Reductions in Urban Fringe Agriculture
Urban Sprawl Towards Eden Gardens
The New International Population Order
Urban Planning, Ecology, and Public Health: A Critical Triad of Leadership, Research, and Policy
Forest Sustainability along Rural Urban Interfaces
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-f) - Scenery Management System Application (Chapter 5)
Fragile Population Segments in Georgia, USA
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-j) - Viewer Platform Design (Appendix D)
Effects of Urbanization on Forest Biodiversity in Alabama
A Protective Role for Avian Diversity in the United States West Nile Virus Epidemic
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-e) - Landscape Visibility (Chapter 4)
Riparian Forest Diversity and Structure Along an Urbanization Gradient in West Georgia, USA
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-i) - Visual Absorption Capability (Appendix C)
Urban Sprawl's Effect on Obesity and Cancer in Georgia
Land Development, Human Land Use, and Urban Sprawl in Puerto Rico - An Island-wide Approach from Geotechnologies
Large-Scale Land Transformations in China Estimated with Satellite Data: Urbanization and its Potential Consequences
Analyzing Tree Cover in South Carolina's Rapidly Urbanizing I-85 Corridor
The Bio-Geo-Socio-Chemistry of Urban Watersheds
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-d) - Constituent Information (Chapter 3)
Leaf Area Density as an urban forestry planning and management tool
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-m) - Background and History (Appendix G)
Agriculture and Territorial Changes in Peri-Urban Zones in Central Mexico
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-h) - Legislation and Directives (Appendix B)
Alternative Wastewater Treatment Systems: Systems, Location, and Site Character in Tennessee
Emerging Exurbia: A Comparative Analysis of Exurban Settlement Patterns Across the U.S.
The Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership - A Multi-Agency Response to a Growing Problem
Community Advisor - Firewise
Agricultural Viability at the Urban Fringe
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-o) - Case Study (Appendix I)
Blurring the Boundaries: The Urban-Rural Interface and the Need for Cultural Change in Ecology, Planning, and Management
Landscape Aesthetics (AH 701-c) - Scenic Integrity (Chapter 2)
Understanding the role of urban forests for migrants – uses, perception and integrative potential
This paper discusses the results of a qualitative enquiry carried out in Freiburg, Germany, involving migrants from Turkey, the Balkan countries and Russia-Germans.
The Effect of Trees on Crime in Portland, Oregon
The authors speculate that trees may reduce crime by signaling to potential criminals that a house is better cared for and, therefore, subject to more effective authority than a comparable house with fewer trees.
Restorative Commons: Creating Health and Well-being through Urban Landscapes
Exploring the relationship between human health and the urban environment.
Interdisciplinary research at the Urban–Rural interface: The West Georgia project
Insectos Forestales de México
Ciclo de vida, daño (por categoría), distribución, importancia económica y manejo de 183 insectos que afectan los árboles y arbustos de los bosques y áreas urbanas de México.
Strategic planning in urban forestry: A 21st century paradigm shift for small town Canada
Cool Trees: Surviving Cold Temperatures
Construction Damage Assessments: Trees and Sites
Words from the Woods: Derivations of Common Tree & Forest Words
Wind and Trees: A Survey of Homeowners after Hurrican Andrew
Will Subterranean Termites Consume Landscape Mulches?
Where Are All The Cool Parking Lots? (Color Factsheet)
On a hot summer day, would you rather sit down in a nice shady spot or broil unprotected in the blazing sun? Your car feels the same way. And you know how uncomfortable it is to climb back into the driver’s seat after it’s been baking in the heat. But…
What Makes a Big Tree Special? Insights from the Chicagoland Treemendous Trees Program
Variations of the Treescape in Relation to Urban Development in a Chinese City: The Case of Nanjing
Variation in Streamwater Quality in an Urban Headwater Stream in the Southern Appalachians
Variation Among Green Ash of Differing Geographic Origins Outplanted in Kansas
Valuing Ecosystem Services
The Case of Multifunctional Wetlands
Valuation of Tree Aesthetics on Small Urban-Interface Properties
Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to Study Urban Quality of Life and Urban Forest Amenities
Using GIS to Assess Urban Tree Canopy Benefits and Surrounding Greenspace Distributions
Using Ecosystem-Based and Traditional Land-Use Planning to Conserve Greenspace
Using Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer as an Organic Mulch Fire Retardant (A Research Note)
Use of Sugars to Improve Root Growth and Increase Transplant Success of Birch (Betula Pendula Roth.)
US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
"Climate disruption is an urgent threat to the environmental and economic health of our communities. Many cities, in this country and abroad, already have strong local policies and programs in place to reduce global warming pollution, but more action is needed at the local, state, and federal levels to meet the challenge.
Urban vs. Natural Sugar Maple Growth: II. Water Relations
Urban vs. Natural Sugar Maple Growth: I. Stress Symptoms and Phenology in Relation to Site Characteristics
Urban Trees and Traffic Safety: Considering U.S. Roadside Policy and Crash Data
Urban Soil Primer
This primer provides the basic vocabulary and key concepts needed for furtherexplorations in urban soil survey and for the development of interpretive guidelines forspecific local uses by soil type.
Urban Forests of Wisconsin: Pilot Monitoring Project 2002
Trees in cities can contribute significantly to human health and environmental quality. Unfortunately, little is known about the urban forest resource and what it contributes locally, regionally, and nationally in terms of ecology, economy, and social well-being. To better understand this resource and its values, the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, initiated a pilot study to sample trees within all urban areas across various States. Urban forest structure, functions, health, and values in Wisconsin were analyzed using the Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) Model. Results from this report demonstrate the value of collecting and analyzing urban forest data and can be used to advance the understanding and management of urban forests to improve human health and environmental quality.
Urban Forests of Wisconsin: Pilot Monitoring Project 2002 (summary)
4-page summary of larger report of same name
Urban Forestry Manual (q) - Urban Forestry and Public Policy
This unit is an introduction to understanding public policy and how it relates to urban forestry.
Urban Forestry Manual (n) - Urban Wildlife
As areas in this region become increasingly urbanized, land that wildlife once had to itself must now be shared with people. So, it is important to understand the relationship between the urban environment and wildlife so that you can offer recommendations to homeowners, planners, developers, and others on general wildlife issues.
Urban Forestry Manual (l) - Trees and Construction
Land development and construction are having a major impact on the urban forest. Key to minimizing this impact is to work with developers, local government, and citizens to plan for tree protection, maintenance, and replacement during these activities.
Urban Forestry Manual (j) - Tree Maintenance
Proper care is essential for maintaining and improving the health of existing trees and planning for future growth in our urban forests. Unfortunately, when we plant trees we often think the job is finished, when it has really just started. When trees are planted, it is important to consider ongoing maintenance – what needs to be done and who is responsible. This unit provides an introduction to tree maintenance.
Urban Forestry Manual (i) - Tree Planting
This unit provides guidelines for planting a tree and caring for it afterwards.
Urban Forestry Manual (h) - Site and Tree Selection
Guidelines for selecting the right planting site and tree are the focus of this unit. First, the reasons for planting a tree are discussed. Second, important factors to consider when selecting a planting site and some common types of urban planting sites are covered. Third, information is provided that will help in selecting the right tree for the site, which includes factors to consider when selecting a species and tree stock.
Urban Forestry Manual (f) - Dendrology
Dendrology is an introduction to identifying and understanding trees in the urban environment.
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