Tree studies and reports

 

 

USDA Forest Service:  

Declining urban and community tree cover in the United States (April 6, 2018)

 


URBAN TREES: YES, THE TREE IN YOUR YARD IS DIFFERENT FROM A FOREST TREE (December 29, 2017)


The Nature Conservancy, Funding Trees for Health  – An Analysis of Finance and Policy Actions to Enable Tree Planting for Public Health (2017):

2017 FundingTrees4Health_Nature Conservency


Vibrant Cities Lab:  Thriving urban forests boost public health, safety, sustainability, and economic growth


Mapping Maryland’s Green Infrastructure


DISAPPEARING TREE CANOPIES what you need to know…


Americans love mulch — and many of us are misusing it  (September 13, 2017)


Science Direct:  Implementing and managing urban forests  (September 2017)

A much needed conservation strategy to increase ecosystem services and urban wellbeing.


RESIDENTS WHO REMOVE TREES: UNDERSTANDING RATIONALES AND EXPLORING DETERRENTS (September 2017)

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Environmental Services Tree Program Monitoring Effort


Quartz Media:  Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant  (August 29, 2017)


Granting stormwater credit for trees  (January 2017)

The Center for Watershed Protection is developing a stormwater credit for urban tree planting.

From http://www.cwp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cwp_rr_jan17.7.pdf


Davey Institute/USDA Forest Service, The Sustainable Urban Forest – A Step-by-Step Approach (September 27, 2016):

Sustainable_Urban_Forest_Guide_14Nov2016 – US Forest Service


Intelligent Trees – Do Trees Care For One Another?  (September 21, 2016)

 


What’s Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters, YaleEnvironment360 (July 6, 2016)

Yet even environmental campaigners like Miller admit that the root causes and the full dimension of the problem aren’t yet fully understood. “I suspect it is a multiplicity of factors, most likely with habitat destruction, deforestation, fragmentation, urbanization, and agricultural conversion being the leading factors,” says Stanford ecologist Dirzo.


PRESERVING + PROTECTING VEGETATION DURING CONSTRUCTION (November 23, 2015)


Use of Urban Tree Canopy Assessments by Localities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (November 25, 2014)


PBS:  Removing trees can kill you  (June 2013)

The U.S. Forest Service found links between insects’ destruction of 100 million trees in the U.S. starting in 2002 and increased human mortality rates.


Improving Stormwater Abatement with Urban Forestry GIS and Planning by Vincent Verweij  (February 28, 2013)


TREES IN BIORETENTION – Prepared for Arlington County by the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (September 2012)


A Watershed Approach to Urban River Restoration (May 2008)


City Trees and Property Values  (August 2007)

Arborist News article on how we can determine the value of urban trees.


Explore Street Work, Rain Garden, and more!

Shows examples of other communities using landscaping to deal with rain water.


How Trees and Urban Forest Systems Affect Stormwater Runoff

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