BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS OF MODESTO ’ S MUNICIPAL URBAN FOREST by

@inproceedings{Mcpherson2002BENEFITCOSTAO,
  title={BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS OF MODESTO ’ S MUNICIPAL URBAN FOREST by},
  author={E Gregory Mcpherson and James R. Simpson and Paula J. Peper and Qingfu Xiao},
  year={2002}
}
The City of Modesto, California, manages over 90,000 trees along its streets and in its parks. Its Operations and Maintenance Department believes that the public’s investment in stewardship of the municipal urban forest benefits the community. Located in northern California, Modesto has a population of 183,000 (California Department of Finance 1998) and needs to grow to maintain a vigorous local economy. However, the city’s ability to grow is influenced by environmental constraints and… CONTINUE READING