FORUM: Challenges and future directions in urban afforestation

  title={FORUM: Challenges and future directions in urban afforestation},
  author={Emily E. Oldfield and R. Warren and Alexander J. Felson and M. Bradford},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
  • Emily E. Oldfield, R. Warren, +1 author M. Bradford
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Summary 1. Mature urban trees improve air quality, reduce storm water run-off and sequester carbon. Municipal agencies establish forests of native juvenile trees to enhance these and other ecosystem services to cities. Little data exist, however, regarding whether these trees will form mature, native forests. 2. We review urban forestry research that deals specifically with the growth, survival and recruitment of new native urban forests and use these data to identify knowledge gaps and propose… CONTINUE READING
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