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Public preferences toward shopping mall interior landscape design in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Ahmad Hami, Fazilah Fazle Moula, Suhardi Bin Maulan The number of malls in Malaysia has not only increased dramatically, but they have also been subject to continual expansion over the past few years. Despite this rate of expansion, there has not been enough attention paid to the quality of the spaces and interior landscaping of the malls on the basis of people’s preferences. This study aimed to bring out people’s preferences towards interior public spaces at shopping malls...
Tourism sustainability in the Bogor Botanical Gardens, Indonesia
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Sumisto Halim Hengky, Zaal Kikvidze The Bogor Botanical Gardens (BBG) represents one of the most prominent gardens in the largest urbanised area of SE Asia. However, the BBG is poorly visible in academic literature, and research on its role as an urban forest is particularly lacking. This study assesses sustainability of tourism management in the BBG. Stakeholders such as staff members, travel agents, tour guides, etc. were interviewed. The analysis of the responses showed that the...
Tree planting in urban and peri-urban of Kinshasa: Survey of factors facilitating agroforestry adoption
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): P. Gabriel Etshekape, A.R. Atangana, Damase P. Khasa Fast-growing cities in tropical countries are characterized by rapid and unplanned urbanization, food crop farming and gardening in urban and peri-urban areas, and woodfuel gathering in surrounding forested areas. While urban forestry and agriculture has drawn the attention of science, decision makers, and practitioners as a valuable strategic components of the cities and of their green infrastructure, little effort has been made...
Carbohydrate dynamics in roots, stems, and branches after maintenance pruning in two common urban tree species of North America
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): J.A. Ramirez, I.T. Handa, J.M. Posada, S. Delagrange, C. Messier The ability of plants to tolerate stress is determined in part by the carbon allocated to their reserves. We studied two common urban tree species in northeastern North America, Acer saccharinum (Silver maple, native) and Acer platanoides (Norway maple, exotic), to assess the dynamics of non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) concentrations immediately following a maintenance pruning of 30% of the tree crown. NSC...
Needle disinfection and bioptic wood sampling achieved with a disposable for drill resistance measurement devices
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Luana Giordano, Fabiano Sillo, Roberto Martinis, Andrea Rettori, Paolo Gonthier Needle drill resistance measurement devices (NDRMDs) are often used during tree hazard assessment campaigns to detect and measure the extent of wood decay and other defects of wood in trees, despite of the possibility of transmission of potentially pathogenic microbial inoculum from tree to tree through unclean needles. Here, we describe a disposable connectable to NDRMDs through an adapter and we...
Multi-scale assessment of cultural ecosystem services of parks in Central European cities
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Iwona Zwierzchowska, Angela Hof, Ioan-Cristian Iojă, Christian Mueller, Lidia Poniży, Juergen Breuste, Andrzej Mizgajski Cultural ecosystem services (CES) provided by urban parks are complex phenomena and the diversity of user perspectives and their rather loose linkages to the objective and structural diversity of parks hamper informed planning. Stakeholder involvement in CES assessment has received little systematic attention and only few studies provide examples of the...
Evaluating the impact of individual leaf traits on atmospheric particulate matter accumulation using natural and synthetic leaves
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Udeshika Weerakkody, John W. Dover, Paul Mitchell, Kevin Reiling The ability of vegetation to capture and retain atmospheric Particulate Matter (PM) is directly dependent on the interactions between PM and plant surfaces. However, the impact of individual leaf traits in this respect is still under debate due to variations in published findings. This study employed standardised experimental designs with natural and synthetic leaves in three experiments to explore the impact of...
People and their plants: The effect of an educational comic on gardening intentions
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Tayla Hands, Amy Shaw, Maria Gibson, Kelly Miller Environmental weeds have ecologic and economic costs, harming native vegetation and costing the agricultural industry billions of dollars annually. Many environmental weeds are garden escapees; thus, what the public chooses to plant in their gardens is important. This research investigated the environmental attitudes (related to environmental weeds) of residents in the City of Knox, Melbourne, Australia and whether illustrative...
Predictors of mortality for juvenile trees in a residential urban-to-rural cohort in Worcester, MA
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 30 Author(s): Arthur Elmes, John Rogan, Lara A. Roman, Christopher A. Williams, Samuel J. Ratick, David J. Nowak, Deborah G. Martin This paper explores predictors of juvenile tree mortality in a newly planted cohort in Worcester, MA, following an episode of large-scale tree removal necessitated by an Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, ALB) eradication program. Trees are increasingly seen as important providers of ecosystem services for urban areas, including: climate...
Indicator development for sustainable urban park management in Hong Kong
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Chung-Shing Chan, Fung Hoi Si, Lawal M. Marafa Urban park managers in densely-populated metropolises such as Hong Kong have to cope with dynamic user expectations, the impacts of recreation, and the shortage of resources over time, and the goal to improve park management strategies is ongoing. Indicators are potentially effective yardsticks for measuring park conditions and explaining the implications of various conditions on sustainable park management. This study...
Soundscape Effects on Visiting Experience in City Park: a Case Study in Fuzhou, China
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Jiang Liu, Yichao Xiong, Yajun Wang, Tao Luo The main objective of this study was to reveal the relationships between sound/soundscape perception and public visiting experience in city parks, based on a questionnaire survey of 146 park users in West Lake park in Fuzhou, China. The results indicated that, the three visiting experience indicators, i.e., soundscape tranquil degree (STD), landscape aesthetic degree (LAD) and visiting satisfaction degree (VSD) were...
Memory and resilience: a two-pronged approach to natural spaces in Colombia’s transition to a peaceful society
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Sylvie Nail
How eye-catching are natural features when walking through a park? Eye-tracking responses to videos of walks
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Marco Amati, Jodi Sita, Ebadat Parmehr, Chris Mccarthy Since the 1960s researchers have developed a range of techniques for evaluating landscape preference. In parallel with this trend, eye-tracking technology has become cheaper, more mobile and more accurate, heralding a new era of big data capture and analysis for landscape preference. In this project our objective was to capitalise on the increasing mobility, sophistication and cheapness of eye-tracking technology to...
Subjective perception of noise exposure in relation to urban green space availability
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Karolina Koprowska, Edyta Łaszkiewicz, Jakub Kronenberg, Szymon Marcińczak Noise pollution has been recognized as one of major threats to the health of urban residents. Increasing green space availability can create a natural buffer to the adverse effects of living in an urban environment. These positive effects of urban green space can be directly related to an objective reduction of noise levels and – indirectly – to the subjective perception of noise exposure...
Roads limit of seed dispersal and seedling recruitment of Quercus chenii in an urban hillside forest
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Hong-Yu Niu, Jing-Jing Xing, Hong-Mao Zhang, Dong Wang, Xiao-Rong Wang Paved roads in urban forests cause forest fragmentation and thus reduce animal populations, threaten dispersal and recruitment of animal-dispersed plants. Here, we tracked animal-mediated seed dispersal of Quercus chenii in the urban forest centre and near roadsides to test the effect of paved roads on seed dispersal and recruitment. We conducted experiments in a forest patch in urban areas of...
Qualities and Functions Ascribed to Urban Cemeteries across the Capital Cities of Scandinavia
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Helena Nordh, Katinka H. Evensen Cemeteries are not only burial places that provide a public service. They are also green urban spaces with cultural and natural qualities and could be integrated into the green infrastructure planning system. In this study, we explore the extent to which environmental qualities and functions are ascribed to urban cemeteries in the municipal master plans, green infrastructure plans and websites of the capital cities of Scandinavia. In...
Photosynthetic and morphological responses of oak species to temperature and [CO2] increased to levels predicted for 2050
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): D. Killi, F. Bussotti, E. Gottardini, M. Pollastrini, J. Mori, C. Tani, A. Papini, F. Ferrini, A. Fini Urban forests are environmentally, climatically, socially and economically important. An understanding of the response of urban trees to future climate change is crucial to the maintenance of urban forests and the ecosystem services they support. We conducted a controlled environment pot-experiment on four-year-old Mediterranean oak species: the evergreen...
Artificial lawns: environmental and societal considerations of an ecological simulacrum
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Robert A. Francis The replacement of living lawns with synthetic (plastic) grass seems to be on the increase in cities. This paper presents some environmental and societal considerations relating to the installation of artificial lawns to encourage research of the phenomenon at this early stage of emergence. After first discussing the development of ‘third generation’ synthetic grasses that have made artificial lawns more appealing, it then considers how the replacement...
Public life among the dead: jogging in Malmö cemeteries
Publication date: Available online 9 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Pavel Grabalov Urban cemeteries in the Swedish city of Malmö witness a great variety of usages, and are not just limited to commemoration practices. However the social acceptance of nonconventional activities on cemetery sites is still debatable. This research, held in February 2016 in Malmö, investigates jogging as a clearly evident part of the cemeteries’ daily life. It aims to explore jogging as one among many activities in Malmö cemeteries and to understand people’s...
Growing on the street: Multilevel correlates of street tree growth in Montreal
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2018 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Sophie Limoges, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, Philippe Apparicio Tree planting has been favoured in many North American cities, including Montreal which aims to increase its canopy from 20% to 25% in 2025. However, the mortality rate of street trees is especially high in the first few years after planting. Studies have shown that variables that are intrinsic to the tree and those related to its location, the urban form and the socio-demographic characteristics of the surrounding...

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