Research

Oaks in the Urban Landscape

Oaks in the Urban Landscape

Oaks are highly valued in urban areas for their aesthetic, environmental, economic and cultural benefits.  However, significant impacts to the health and structural stability of oaks have resulted from urban encroachment.  Changes in environment, incompatible cultural...

Can trees make you happy?

Read this interview from OnEarth Magazine with Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a social scientist at both the University of Washington’s School of Forest Resources and at the U.S. Forest Service, who studies how trees and green spaces can make urban dwellers healthier and...

Selecting locations for Urban Tree Canopy

A 2010 research paper titled: Prioritizing Preferable Locations for Increasing Urban Tree Canopy in New York City presents a set of Geographic Information System (GIS) methods for identifying and prioritizing tree planting sites in urban environments. It uses an...

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