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  author={FRANK S. Santamour},
A broader diversity of trees is needed in our urban landscapes to guard against the possibility of large-scale devastation by both native and introduced insect and disease pests. Urban foresters and municipal arborists should use the following guidelines for tree diversity within their areas of jurisdiction: (1) plant no more than 10% of any species, (2) no more than 20 % of any genus, and (3) no more than 30 % of any family. Strips or blocks of uniformity (species, cultivars, or clones of… 
Plant Biodiversity of Urban Roadside Trees in Antalya , Turkey
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Maintaining the Diversity of California’s Municipal Forests
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  • M. Galvin
  • Environmental Science
    Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
  • 1999
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
Street Tree Diversity in Eastern North America and Its Potential for Tree Loss to Exotic Borers
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Two Hundred Years of Forest Change: Effects of Urbanization on Tree Species Composition and Structure
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The importance of street trees to urban avifauna
  • Eric M. Wood, S. Esaian
  • Environmental Science
    Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • 2020
The results suggest that improved street-tree management in lower‐income communities would likely positively benefit birds, and provide support for the high value of native street‐tree species and select nonnative species as important habitat for feeding birds.
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Woody plant species richness, composition and structure in urban sacred sites, Grahamstown, South Africa
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