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Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.

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7/15/19
Forest Resources of the United States, 2017: A Technical Document Supporting the Forest Service 2020 RPA Assessment

This publication provides forest resource statistics contributing to the 2020 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment to provide current information on the Nation’s forests.

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5/30/19
A consistent species richness–climate relationship for oaks across the Northern Hemisphere

Although the effects of climate on species richness are known, regional processes
may lead to different species richness–climate relationships across continents

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4/23/19
Prioritizing the conservation needs of United States tree species: Evaluating vulnerability to forest insect and disease threats

Insect and disease infestations pose major threats to several North American forest tree species.

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4/10/19
North American Forest Futures 2018–2090: Scenarios for Building a More Resilient Forest Sector

North American forests and forest management institutions are experiencing a wide range of significant ecological disturbances and socioeconomic changes, which point to the need for enhanced resilience.

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3/19/19
Reducing Tree (and Soil!) Damage during Construction

As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.

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12/18/18
Madison Square Park Tree Conservation Plan: A Canopy for the Future

This tree plan, not only comprises a history of trees that once stood in the Park and catalogues the trees currently standing, but also directs the succession and maintenance of the tree canopy that future generations of Park users will enjoy.

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12/13/18
Forest Management Framework for New York City

NYC’s forested natural areas provide important benefits to the city including high-quality recreation, enhanced biodiversity, and improved air and water quality.

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12/3/18
Green-Wood Cemetery GIS Project

This is an example of how a historic landscape and public garden used GIS to map, track, and monitor tree health on their grounds.

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10/31/18
Street Tree Diversity in Three Northeastern U.S. States & Tools for Staging and Managing Emerald Ash Borer in the Urban Forest

These 2 publications from Arboriculture and Urban Forests (Volume 43, Issue 1) share important information and reserach conducted on climate resilience of trees in urban areas:  

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9/10/18

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