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Assessing the impacts of urbanization-associated green space on urban land surface temperature: A case study of Dalian, China
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Jun Yang, Jing Sun, Quansheng Ge, Xueming Li Taking Dalian City as the study area, the spatial distribution of urban green space and land surface temperature (LST), as well as their evolution in 1999, 2007 and 2013, were obtained through remote sensing (RS) interpretation and inversion. Landsat ETM and SPOT data were used for this purpose. By combining the temperature and vegetation index models (TVX), the effects of urban green space reduction on the thermal environment during...
Growth rates of common urban trees in five cities in Great Britain: A dendrochronological evaluation with an emphasis on the impact of climate
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Madalena Vaz Monteiro, Tom Levanič, Kieron J. Doick The knowledge of the rate at which trees grow in urban areas is an important aspect to consider as it can influence our quantification and valuation of the ecosystem services provided by an urban forest. This study investigates growth variations in diameter and height for four common urban tree species (Acer pseudoplatanus, Betula pendula, Fraxinus excelsior and Quercus robur) across five cities in Great Britain (GB) and how the...
Branching out to residential lands: Missions and strategies of five tree distribution programs in the U.S
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Vi D. Nguyen, Lara A. Roman, Dexter H. Locke, Sarah K. Mincey, Jessica R. Sanders, Erica Smith Fichman, Mike Duran-Mitchell, Sarah Lumban Tobing Residential lands constitute a major component of existing and possible tree canopy in many cities in the United States. To expand the urban forest on these lands, some municipalities and nonprofit organizations have launched residential yard tree distribution programs, also known as tree giveaway programs. This paper describes the...
Preliminary data on low aerial plankton in a large city center, Paris
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Alan Vergnes, Eric Le Saux, Philippe Clergeau Some organisms are able to disperse by air through passive or active flying and can colonize highly isolated habitat. We can hypothesis than aerial dispersions could be a process of biodiversity development even in isolated town habitats such as some building roofs. The urban aerial plankton has been poorly studied and we analyzed here the arthropods and seeds trapping small species limited to 0.5–5mm sizes and to a low part of the...
Air quality affected by trees in real street canyons: The case of Marylebone neighbourhood in central London
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Antoine Jeanjean, Riccardo Buccolieri, James Eddy, Paul Monks, Roland Leigh This paper discusses the combined influence of building morphology and trees on air pollutant concentrations in the Marylebone neighbourhood (central London). Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations are performed with OpenFOAM using the k-ε model. Aerodynamic and deposition effects of Platanus acerifolia trees are considered. While aerodynamic effects are treated as typically done in the...
A GIS-based mapping methodology of urban green roof ecosystem services applied to a Central European city
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Laura Grunwald, Jannik Heusinger, Stephan Weber Green roofs provide a number of different urban ecosystem services (UESS), e.g. regulation of microclimate, support of air quality improvement, or stormwater retention. To estimate the spatial variation of green roof UESS across an urban area, a GIS-based mapping and spatial analysis methodology was established and applied to the city of Braunschweig, Germany. Based on the analysis of available geodata, in a first step, a quantity of...
Spatiotemporal dynamics of plant diversity in response to farmers’ evolved settlements in Shanghai
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Hongbing Wang, Jun Qin, Bin Zhao, Jiakuan Chen, Li Dong, Yonghong Hu The expansion of the Shanghai metropolitan region has caused a substantial amount of farmland to become urbanized. Most farmers have lost their land and have been relocated from villages to new collective settlements, resulting in dramatic changes in the landscape pattern. This study explores the effects of this transformation on the spatiotemporal dynamics of plant diversity. We randomly sampled 22 plots...
Urban London plane tree dieback linked to fungi in the Botryosphaeriaceae
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Pegah Pelleteret, Julien Crovadore, Bastien Cochard, Sabrina Pasche, Pierre-Yves Bovigny, Romain Chablais, François Lefort Since the first report of the stain canker agent Ceratocystis platani in 2001 in Geneva, dieback of London plane trees (Platanus × acerifolia) has focused greater attention and an epidemiological monitoring has been implemented, as part of a compelling state directive for stain canker management. Genetic identification was carried out in order to...
Atlanta households’ willingness to increase urban forests to mitigate climate change
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Yenie Le Tran, Jacek P. Siry, J.M. Bowker, Neelam C. Poudyal Investments in urban forests have been increasing in many US cities. Urban forests have been shown to provide countless ecosystem benefits with many addressing climate change issues, such as sequestering carbon, reducing air pollution, and decreasing the heat island effect. Individual groups within the American public may not respond to the issue of climate change in the same way, thus engaging each group in climate...
Composted sewage sludge and steel mill slag as potential amendments for urban soils involved in afforestation programs
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Iraê Amaral Guerrini, Ciro Guilherme Gentil Croce, Osmar de Carvalho Bueno, Camila Paula Rossetto Pescatori Jacon, Thiago Assis Rodrigues Nogueira, Dirceu Maximino Fernandes, Antonio Ganga, Gian Franco Capra This study aimed to assess the impacts of composted sewage sludge and steel mill slag on urban soil fertility and tree growth. The research was conducted in an urban area (Botucatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil) characterised by extremely unfertile urban soils and with...
Importance of urban street tree policies: A Comparison of neighbouring Southern California cities
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Andrejs Galenieks Research points to numerous benefits provided by urban street trees including qualitative and quantitative public health, economic, and environmental advantages for a city and its residents. As with other key aspects of city management that help develop municipal success, urban forestry requires foresight, commitment and planning that lead to effective policies and strategies. Good street tree management based on effective policies can maximise street tree benefits...
Thailand’s catastrophic flood: Bangkok tree mortality as a function of taxa, habitat, and tree size
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Nisa Leksungnoen, Wichan Eiadthong, Roger Kjelgren Urban areas have unique environments such as high air temperature, soil compaction and disturbance, and air and water pollution often impose plant stresses. Natural disasters can impose even greater stresses on plants in such areas. In 2011 Bangkok, Thailand experienced its worst flooding in over two decades, inundated up to a meter for a month. Here we report on tree tolerance to submerged, anoxic soils based on mortality. We...
Including public-health benefits of trees in urban-forestry decision making
Publication date: March 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 22 Author(s): Geoffrey H. Donovan Research demonstrating the biophysical benefits of urban trees are often used to justify investments in urban forestry. Far less emphasis, however, is placed on the non-bio-physical benefits such as improvements in public health. Indeed, the public-health benefits of trees may be significantly larger than the biophysical benefits, and, therefore, failure to account for the public-health benefits of trees may lead to underinvestment in urban forestry. In addition, the...
Shade Response of Bermudagrass Accessions Under Different Management Practices
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Jeffrey C. Dunne, Grady L. Miller, Consuelo Arellano, Rick L. Brandenburg, A. Schoeman, Susana R. Milla-Lewis The development of cultivars ‘TifGrand’ and ‘Celebration’ has shown potential increases in shade tolerance compared to previous industry standards of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.). Based on the literature, further improvements in shade tolerance can be attained through changes in nitrogen fertility rates, mowing heights, and the application of plant...
Residential landscapes. Garden design, urban planning and social formation in Belgium
Publication date: Available online 24 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Bruno Notteboom
Investigation of plant growth and flower performance on a semi-extensive green roof
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Ayako Nagase, Nigel Dunnett, Min-Sung Choi Understanding of plant growth and flower performance is crucial for appropriate planting design. This study was aimed to understand characteristics of growth pattern and flower performance in green roof plants and how plant species diversity effect these characteristics. A semi-extensive green roof was installed in 2005 and 54 species plant species were planted in 10cm and 20cm of the substrate in Rotherham, UK. Thirty-two...
Ecosystem services of allotment and community gardens: a Leipzig, Germany case study
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Ines Cabral, Jessica Keim, Rolf Engelmann, Roland Kraemer, Julia Siebert, Aletta Bonn Allotment gardens and community gardens provide important ecosystem services to urban communities, such as local climate and water regulation, as well as habitat provision for biodiversity. Using the city of Leipzig as a case study, we assess the effect of urban gardening type and intensity of management on ecosystem services and biodiversity by comparing allotment and community...
CITIZENS’ PERCEPTION OF AND SATISFACTION WITH URBAN FORESTS AND GREEN SPACE: RESULTS FROM SELECTED SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN CITIES
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Silvija Krajter Ostoić, Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Dijana Vuletić, Mirjana Stevanov, Ivana Živojinović, Senka Mutabdžija-Bećirović, Jelena Lazarević, Biljana Stojanova, Doni Blagojević, Makedonka Stojanovska, Radovan Nevenić, Špela Pezdevšek Malovrh In this paper the results of the first comprehensive study on perception of and satisfaction with urban forests and green space in seven Southeast European cities are presented. The aims...
Bringing Nature to Work: Preferences and Perceptions of Constructed Indoor and Natural Outdoor Workspaces
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Giancarlo Mangone, Colin A. Capaldi, Zack M.Van Allen, P.G. Luscuere From the mere presence of plants to window views of nearby nature, contact with nature in the workplace has been associated with increased productivity and creativity, as well as positive emotional and physical health outcomes. Nevertheless, if nature is to be incorporated within or near workplaces effectively, it is important that workers perceive natural spaces to be conducive, and not detrimental...
Review on the Roles and Effects of Growing Media on Plant Performance in Green Roofs in World Climates
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2017 Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Author(s): Fatemeh Kazemi, Ruzica Mohorko Growing media (substrate) is a fundamental part of a green roof, providing water, nutrients and support to plants. However, little research has reviewed how it affects plant performances in different climatic regions. This study aims to analyse published research on green roof growing medium across world’s climate zones. Findings are structured according to Köppen–Geiger climate classification, aiming to investigate the prevalence of...

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