Content tagged "urban forests"

Urban Forests and Climate Change

Urban forests can be useful both in mitigating climate change and in helping cities adapt to higher temperatures and other impacts of climate change. Urban...

Calculating Carbon Drawdown by Trees

The Center for Urban Forest Research (CUFR) provides a tool for assessing the greenhouse gas drawdown in urban forests, the CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator...

Cost-Benefit Approach to Urban Forests: A Western Analysis

Urban tree programs have expenses for planting, maintenance, even sidewalk repair. Yet the benefits of urban trees in five western cities analyzed outweighed...

Urban Forests & Climate Change: Urban Forest Project Protocol

Adapted from:" McPherson, E.G.; J.R. Simpson; P.J. Peper; and E. Aguaron. 2008. Urban Forestry and Climate Change. Albany, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific...

Climate Mitigation by Urban Forests

 Planting trees in urban areas can help mitigate carbon dioxide levels because trees can sequester carbon and offset some energy use for cooling, as some...

Trees and Local Temperature

 Urban forests can help keep cities within a healthy temperature range, although the exact temperature reduction from urban forests is difficult to measure....

Urban Forests and Heat Waves

Recent research suggests the extra heating measured in cities operates, at least to some degree, at the scale of neighborhoods. In hot desert cities, such as...

Designing Urban Forests

 The metaphor comparing biological diversity to financial diversity is particularly apt in urban forests, where trees provide benefits that can be tallied....

Urban Forests and Pollution

Written by Melanie Lenart, University of Arizona Urban trees play multiple roles when it comes to local air pollution. While trees in general help reduce...

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