A Methodology for Assessing and Managing Biodiversity in Street Tree Populations: A Case Study

  title={A Methodology for Assessing and Managing Biodiversity in Street Tree Populations: A Case Study},
  author={Michael F. Galvin},
  journal={Arboriculture \& Urban Forestry},
  • M. Galvin
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
As a consequence of compacted soils, impervious surfaces, heat irradiation, pollution, and other stresses, urban trees have an average expected service life of 10 to 25 years. Most public agency budgets for street tree replacement and maintenance are declining. Public tree managers need tools to prolong the service life of street tree populations while reducing the need for maintenance activities (including pruning and pest management). Many jurisdictions rely on "approved tree" lists, but… 

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