A review of drivers of tree diversity in suburban areas: Research needs for North American cities

@article{Nitoslawski2016ARO,
  title={A review of drivers of tree diversity in suburban areas: Research needs for North American cities},
  author={Sophie A. Nitoslawski and Peter N. Duinker and Peter G. Bush},
  journal={Environmental Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={471-483}
}
Tree diversity is crucial to urban forest management. More diverse urban forests provide habitat for a wider range of organisms, increase resilience to pests and disease and, in cases where native tree species are well represented, contribute to local biodiversity protection. Studies have shown that tree diversity can peak in the low- to mid-density neighbourhoods found in suburban and peri-urban areas, emphasizing the potential for biodiversity enhancement during and after subdivision… 

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