• Geography
  • Published 1998

Structure and sustainability of Sacramento's urban forest

@inproceedings{Mcpherson1998StructureAS,
  title={Structure and sustainability of Sacramento's urban forest},
  author={E. Gregory Mcpherson},
  year={1998}
}
The urban forest of Sacramento County, California, contains approximately 6 million trees. Tree density and basal area decrease along an urban-rural gradient from city (73 trees/ha, 13.4 m/ha), to suburban (64 trees/ha, 4.5 m/ha), to rural (10 trees/ha, 0.9 m/ha) sectors. Within the city and suburban sectors, where 90% of all residents live, approximately 75% of total tree numbers, basal area, and leaf area occurs on residential land. Sacramento's urban forest is relatively sustainable. Seventy… CONTINUE READING

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