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Visitors’ and residents’ perceptions of urban forests for leisure in Washington D.C
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 28 Author(s): Jinyang Deng, Rogelio Andrada, Chad Pierskalla While there is an increasing number of studies on the experience of urban forests, few have examined the similarities and differences between first time visitors, repeat visitors, and local residents in their perceptions of urban forests for leisure. This study fills this research gap using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), based on data collected on-site from a year-long survey of 1090...
Preference for site conservation in relation to on-site biodiversity and perceived site attributes: An on-site survey of unmanaged urban greenery in a tropical city
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 28 Author(s): Yun Hye Hwang, Charlotte J. Roscoe Singapore is a densely-populated tropical city with a heavy investment in managed greenery and intensive landscape maintenance practices. Unmanaged greenery such as unprotected young secondary forests continues to be lost in the face of continuous development despite its socio-ecological values. In this study, we assessed perceptions of 11 patches of unmanaged forested areas using an on-site questionnaire. The questionnaire covered site attributes...
Investigating the relationship between various measuring methods for determination of establishment success of urban trees
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 28 Author(s): Anna Levinsson, Ann-Mari Fransson, Tobias Emilsson Establishment is a key concept in urban forestry but it is currently inconsistently defined and measured. Thus, several different methods are being used to determine establishment success but their consequences and applications are rarely discussed. With this paper we would like to stimulate an increased discussion regarding these concepts both in relation to a theoretical definition but also to their practical use. The problem...
Urban forest structure and land cover composition effects on land surface temperature in a semi-arid suburban area
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 28 Author(s): Edward A. Gage, David J. Cooper Using multispectral imagery and LiDAR data, we developed a high-resolution land cover dataset for a semi-arid, Colorado (USA) suburb. These data were used to evaluate patterns of land cover composition and vertical structure in relation to land use and age of development. Landsat 5 TM thermal band data for six separate dates were used to compare land surface temperature (LST) in urbanized and remnant shortgrass steppe reference areas. We used 2010...
The overlooked carbon loss due to decayed wood in urban trees
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Luis Orozco-Aguilar, Denise Johnstone, Stephen J. Livesley, Cris Brack Decayed wood is a common issue in urban trees that deteriorates tree vitality over time, yet its effect on biomass yield therefore stored carbon has been overlooked. We mapped the occurrence and calculated the extent of decayed wood in standing Ulmus procera, Platanus×acerifolia and Corymbia maculata trees. The main stem of 43 trees was measured every metre from the ground to the top by two skilled...
The Structure, Function and Value of Urban Forests in California Communities
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): E. Gregory McPherson, Qingfu Xiao, Natalie S.van Doorn, John de Goede, Jacquelyn Bjorkman, Allan Hollander, Ryan M. Boynton, James F. Quinn, James H. Thorne This study used tree data from field plots in urban areas to describe forest structure in urban areas throughout California. The plot data were used with numerical models to calculate several ecosystem services produced by trees. A series of transfer functions were calculated to scale-up results from the...
Micro-scale heterogeneity in urban forest soils affects fine root foraging by ornamental seedlings of Buddhist pine and Northeast yew
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Hongxu Wei, Peng Guo, Haifeng Zheng, Xingyuan He, Peijiang Wang, Zhibin Ren, Chang Zhai Urban soils are frequently characterized by a strong heterogeneity caused by intense anthropogenic activity and land use changes. Soil heterogeneity is commonly known to affect tree root development, but little has been detected concerning root foraging by ornamental trees in heterogeneous urban soils at micro-scale. In this study, Buddhist pine [Podocarpus macrophyllus (Thunb...
Socioecological features of plant diversity in domestic gardens in the city of Bogotá, Colombia
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): María C. Sierra-Guerrero, Angela R. Amarillo-Suárez Domestic gardens contribute substantially to green spaces in cities, where urbanization removes and fragments natural landscapes, causing the loss of biodiversity and the homogenization of biota. We analyzed the diversity and composition of the flora of 70 domestic gardens in seven localities in Bogotá, Colombia, which represent different periods of expansion of the city. Floristic composition and diversity were related...
Swedish Green Space Management – the Managers Perspective
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Thomas B. Randrup, Johan Östberg, Björn Wiström This study has initiated the first stages of assessing the current state of Swedish parks through the use of a comprehensive survey sent to all Swedish park managers during the spring of 2016. The aim was to review the state of the Swedish public parks and undertake an assessment and analysis of the key issues and challenges that public parks in Sweden are currently facing. The Park Managers Survey was carried out as an...
Restorative potential, fascination, and extent for designed digital landscape models
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Rob Kuper Few studies have investigated whether manipulating objective measures related to fascination and extent affect respondents’ ratings of restorative potential (RP) and estimations of fascination and extent. The following study addresses this need. We manipulated or measured variables in 27 color digital landscape model views. Tree height represented a measure of fascination. Three measures related to extent: The number of organized plant groups represented coherence...
Gathering Baltimore’s Bounty: Characterizing Behaviors, Motivations, and Barriers of Foragers in an Urban Ecosystem
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Colleen M. Synk, Brent F. Kim, Charles A. Davis, James Harding, Virginia Rogers, Patrick T. Hurley, Marla R. Emery, Keeve E. Nachman As a component of urban food systems, foraging—the collection of plant or fungal materials, such as berries and nuts, not deliberately cultivated for human use—may promote positive cultural, ecological, economic, and health outcomes. Foraging behaviors, motivations, and barriers in the urban context remain under-characterized...
Trees as affordances for connectedness to place– a model to facilitate children’s relationship with nature
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Taina Laaksoharju, Erja Rappe This study, informed by phenomenology and ethnography, explores urban children’s relationship with trees in a garden camp context: what are trees for urban children? Studying Finnish 7- to 12-year-old children, the research employed triangulation: participant and non-participant observation methods with mixed data collection over the course of three years. Engaging in grounded theory analysis after an intermission, the study unites the...
Urban Non-Timber Forest Products Stewardship Practices Among Foragers in Seattle, Washington (USA)
01. Dezember 2017
Publication date: Available online 6 October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): R.J. McLain, Melissa R. Poe, Lauren S. Urgenson, Dale J. Blahna, Lita P. Buttolph
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01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27
Residents’ preferences for roses, features of rose plantings and the relations between them in built-up areas of Beijing, China
01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27 Author(s): Hua Wang, Yuan Yang, Maofu Li, Jiashen Liu, Wanmei Jin Rose (Rosa spp.), in addition to its commercial importance as a cut flower, forms part of the urban fabric of many cities and contributes to many ecological functions. To increase purchases by consumers and choose appropriate types of roses for urban planning, there is growing interest in understanding differences in residents’ rose preferences, the distribution and features of roses, as well as the relations between them...
Using ground penetrating radar to locate and categorise tree roots under urban pavements
01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27 Author(s): Peter Nichols, Adrian McCallum, Terry Lucke Street trees are commonly associated with pavement cracking and lifting, resulting in costly repair of the pavement and/or removal of the affected tree/s. This study used Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to evaluate the effectiveness of three different prototype permeable pavement designs in reducing pavement damage caused by street tree roots (Melaleuca quinquenervia). Initial tests conducted in a simulated test environment were then...
Toward multifunctional landscapes in Australian cities: What disciplinary dynamics and practitioner strategies inform transdisciplinary practice?
01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27 Author(s): Ana Guzmán Ruiz, Meredith Dobbie, Rebekah R. Brown Transdisciplinary practice is considered essential for achieving multifunctional landscapes in cities. But we lack empirical evidence and frameworks that could help us clarify its role and scope. This study seeks to offer empirical evidence by comparing the role of transdisciplinary practice in two projects delivering multifunctional landscapes. What disciplinary dynamics played out in these projects, and what strategies did...
Quantifying the cool island effects of urban green spaces using remote sensing Data
01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27 Author(s): Hongyu Du, Wenbo Cai, Yanqing Xu, Zhibao Wang, Yuanyuan Wang, Yongli Cai Urban Heat Island (UHI) leads to increased energy consumption, aggravated pollution and threatened health of citizens. Urban green spaces mitigate UHI effects, however, it is still unclear how the green space characteristics and its surrounding environment affects the green space cool island (GCI). In this study, land surface temperature (LST) and land cover types within the outmost ring road of Shanghai...
An archaeological and historical exploration of the origins of green roofs
01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27 Author(s): C.Y. Jim The origin of green roof could be interpreted as old wine in new bottle and traced to antiquity. Archaeological and historical records and contemporary geographical-ecological assessments provide ample evidence to interpret the birth and progressive evolution of the cultural heritage. Studies in different places find early shelters using different natural materials. Humans living in harsh climates need particularly effective weather-proof enclosures to survive. The Arctic...
Analysis of micro-climate on the programs of urban infrastructure regeneration in J city, Republic of Korea
01. Oktober 2017
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 27 Author(s): Kiyong Park, Daewuk Kim, Manhyung Lee, Changkyoo Choi The purpose of this study is to simulate urban micro-climate change due to the variation of wind flow and temperature assuming situations before and after applying programs using urban infrastructure regeneration technologies (UIRTs), and to then quantitatively estimate effectiveness on the urban regeneration schems. UIRTs focus on improving the recycling efficiencies of reclaimed water and biogas produced and to enforce the...

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