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Turf covering for sport season elongation cause no stress for grass species as detected by Chl a fluorescence
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Publication date: May 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 41Author(s): Kamil Prokopiuk, Grzegorz Żurek, Krystyna RybkaAbstractIn cooler regions of the temperate climate, there is a need to extend the football grounds accessibility beyond the natural grass vegetation season due to the football season set by UEFA from mid-February to mid-December. Turf covering is one of the methods that can be used. As this may be associated with abiotic and biotic stresses: reduction of cold resistance and development of fungal diseases, chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements were used as...
Characteristics of urban green spaces in relation to aesthetic preference and stress recovery
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Publication date: May 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 41Author(s): Ronghua Wang, Jingwei Zhao, Michael J. Meitner, Yue Hu, Xiaolin XuAbstractUrban green spaces contribute to both aesthetic appreciation and health benefits for people. However, most previous researchers have focused on the effects of urban green spaces on aesthetic preference or stress restoration. Little research has involved both simultaneously. This paper uses a direct rating approach based on a single-item measurement to explore the effects of characteristics of urban green spaces on both aesthetic...
Ecosystem services, ecological integrity, and native species planting: How to balance these ideas in urban forest management?
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Publication date: May 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 41Author(s): Tenley M. Conway, Andrew D. Almas, Danielle CooreAbstractMany North American municipalities are developing management plans to guide major investments in their urban forest. These efforts reflect a recent shift in urban forest management, towards ecosystem service provisioning and ecological integrity. The objective of this short communication is to examine how municipal urban forestry plans balance ecosystem services and ecological integrity through a case study of Ontario, Canada. Our review found that...
Carbon Reduction and Planning Strategies for Urban Parks in Seoul
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Hyun-Kil Jo, Jin-Young Kim, Hye-Mi ParkAbstractThis study quantified carbon storage and uptake for urban parks in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. A total of 38 study parks were selected using a systematic random sampling method and all the trees in the parks were field-inventoried. Carbon storage and uptake by the park trees were estimated applying a quantitative model for urban open-grown trees of each species. Mean carbon storage per unit of park area, basal area, and crown cover...
Reprint of: Growing healthy food under heavy metal pollution load: Overview and major challenges of tree based edible landscapes
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Antonella Gori, Francesco Ferrini, Alessio FiniAbstractAfter an unpreceded physical separation occurred since the Industrial revolution, at present there is growing understanding that depriving humans from their connections with nature reduces mental, physical and social well-being. Accordingly, urban edible landscaping is now booming worldwide but, although UE is adopting policies supporting food production within the boundaries of many cities, research and knowledge on design and management...
Associations between types of greenery along neighborhood roads and weight status in different climates
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Wei-Lun Tsai, Amy J.S. Davis, Laura E. JacksonAbstractObesity is a major international health concern. Neighborhood greenery has been identified as a critical factor for promoting health in urban areas, due in part to its apparent role in facilitating healthy weight by promoting physical activity. However, studies have used diverse greenery measures and spatial analysis units to ascertain this relationship. This study examined associations between street and overall greenery and weight status...
Visual sensitivity versus ecological sensitivity: An application of GIS in urban forest park planning
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Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Yu Zheng, Siren Lan, Wendy Y. Chen, Xiaoyan Chen, Xixi Xu, Yannan Chen, Jianwen DongAbstractPlanning and management of forest parks have been contentious and challenging, as multiple and sometimes conflicting uses must be accommodated, especially in urban and peri-urban areas. Methodologies are thus needed to explore and evaluate development and conservation initiatives as a crucial part of sustainable planning and management process. In China, urban forest parks have been increasingly...
Considerations on the allergy-risks related to the consumption of fruits from urban trees in Mediterranean cities
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Publication date: Available online 12 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Paloma Cariñanos, Manuel Delgado-Capel, Mª Fernanda Maradiaga-Marín, Guillermo BenítezAbstractFood provision is designated as one of the ecosystem services provided by urban forests which are comprised of numerous fruit trees. In cities with a Mediterranean climate, the use of fruit trees has a long historical tradition, although its main function has been ornamental. In turn, the consumption of the fruits from these urban trees can lead to some tradeoffs or negative impacts on health. One...
Tree d iversity and structure on green space of urban and peri-urban zones: the case of Lubumbashi City in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Publication date: Available online 12 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Yannick Useni Sikuzani, François Malaisse, Sylvestre Cabala Kaleba, Augustin Kalumba Mwanke, Amisi Mwana Yamba, César Nkuku Khonde, Jan Bogaert, François Munyemba KankumbiAbstractUrbanisation generally causes a number of ecological problems, mostly associated with loss or degradation of green spaces. In the city of Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), not only the health of the local vegetation has been profoundly affected due to an accelerated and uncontrolled spatial dynamics, but...
Effects of greenbelt cancellation on land value: The case of Wirye New Town, South Korea
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Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Sunggyu Lee, Heeyeun Yoon
Rural agroforestry artifacts in a city: determinants of spatiotemporally continuous fruit orchards in an urban area
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Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Vladimír Janeček, Patrik Rada, Jiří Rom, Jakub HorákAbstractTraditional fruit orchards are an important and conspicuous part of the cultural landscape and heritage. These formerly typically rural artifacts are disappearing across Europe. Some of them, however, remain in big cities, as in our study area of a million city, Prague, in the Czech Republic.We were interested in the most important determinants of the poorly studied urban land use type of orchards from the rural past of the city...
Tree cover shows an inverse relationship with depressive symptoms in elderly residents living in U.S. nursing homes
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Publication date: Available online 4 March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): MATTHEW H.E.M. BROWNING, KANGJAE LEE, KATHLEEN WOLFAbstractPeople who live near more greenspace report less anxiety and depression. Do these findings hold for elderly populations living in care facilities, such as nursing homes? The answer to this question has not been directly examined. Studies on the relationship between greenspace and mental health in this population have focused on nature-based therapy programs rather than on greenspace coverage. Research on outdoor greenspace coverage is...
Modelling the impact of increased street tree cover on mean radiant temperature across Vancouver’s local climate zones
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Mehdi Aminipouri, Anders Jensen Knudby, E. Scott Krayenhoff, Kirsten Zickfeld, Ariane MiddelAbstractExtensive impervious surface cover, anthropogenic heat emissions, and lack of vegetation contribute to the formation of distinct urban microclimates where higher air and surface temperature as well as lack of shade intensify outdoor heat exposure and thermal discomfort for humans. Modifications to the thermal environment via urban design can be used to mitigate this effect. In this study, the potential...
Evaluating impacts of the municipal forestry institute leadership training on participants’ personal and professional lives
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Paul D. RiesAbstractThe Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) is a continuing education course created by the Society of Municipal Arborists designed to train leaders in the urban forestry field. Offered annually, this leadership course has been attended by almost 500 participants during its first ten years of existence, however the program had never been subject to an extensive evaluation to measure its outcomes and impacts on attendees. A mixed methods approach with a focus group, interviews and an...
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s):
Corrigendum to “Effects of varying soil and atmospheric water deficit on water use characteristics of tropical street tree species” [Urban For. Urban Green. 36 (2018) 76–83]
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Pantana Tor-ngern, Ladawan Puangchit
Assessing cultural ecosystem services as individuals’ place-based appraisals
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Maria Johansson, Eja Pedersen, Stefan WeisnerAbstractThough the existence of cultural ecosystem services is dependent on people’s activities and experiences, these services are still commonly assessed using top–down approaches. In this study, appraisal theory and research into human responses to natural environments formed the basis of a systematic multilevel investigation of appraisals of created wetland areas. The aim was to explore how appraisals could be used as a bottom–up approach to...
What prevents people accessing urban bluespaces? A qualitative study
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Hannah PittAbstractPersistent inequalities in use of bluespaces mean their wellbeing benefits are not fairly shared, a situation which can only be addressed through understanding why people do not access them. This paper addresses complex influences on bluespace accessibility through qualitative research into perceptions of urban waterways, with a focus on non-use. It aims to reveal what distinguishes these as spaces available for outdoor recreation in terms of deterrents to access. Results highlight...
Plant taxonomic richness and phylogenetic diversity across different cities in China
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Zhi-Xin Zhu, Mareike Roeder, Jun Xie, Mir Muhammad Nizamani, Cynthia Ross Friedman, Hua-Feng WangAbstractAnalyses of the phylogenetic relatedness of plant communities in urban areas have great potential to inform future diversity planning in expanding or new urban areas. The influences affecting the number of taxa found in urban areas and their phylogenetic diversity remains unclear. Both native and exotic (or imported) plant species can be found in urbanized areas: some grow spontaneously, and some...
Barriers and opportunities of combining social and ecological functions of urban greenspaces – Users’ and landscape professionals’ perspectives
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Publication date: March 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 39Author(s): Ishtiaque Shams, Adam BarkerAbstractCombined provision of social and ecological functions of urban green spaces (UGSs) can facilitate sustainable development by combating the adverse effects of rapid urban growth. However, barriers and opportunities of such provision need to be better understood so that policy-makers and managers can ensure their benefits are realised. This paper addresses this by investigating user and manager preferences for different types, characteristics, facilities and activities...