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Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities Victoria Derr, Louise Chawla Mara Mintzer. New York, NY: New Village Press, 2018. Paper ISBN...
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Publication date: Available online 12 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Yiwei Huang
Carbon storage estimation of tropical urban trees by an improved allometric model for aboveground biomass based on terrestrial laser scanning
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Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Erik Velasco, Kian Wee ChenAbstractCurrent estimations of the carbon stored by urban trees are usually based on allometric models developed for natural forests. However, urban trees grow in different conditions, and their architecture might differ, thus models developed specially for urban trees are needed. With the aim of improving estimations of carbon storage and sequestration in tropical cities, we developed a model for Singapore’s urban trees based on three-dimensional data acquired on...
Health and Establishment of Highway Plantings in Florida (United States)
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Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Seth A. Blair, Andrew K. Koeser, Gary W. Knox, Lara A. Roman, Mack Thetford, Deborah R. HilbertAbstractUrban tree planting initiatives can experience high levels of mortality during establishment years. Mortality tied to the stresses of transplanting can be partially negated or exacerbated depending on the species selected, nursery materials used, site conditions present, and management practices employed. Past research has quantified post-planting survival, health, and growth. However, varying...
Acclimation potential of three evergreen tree species to wind-induced water stress in an urban green-roof environment
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Publication date: Available online 4 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Yuki Namba, Sumihiro Inoue, Masashi Fujita, Yuiko Noguchi, Chinatsu Hara, Hiroaki IshiiAbstractWe compared acclimation potential of three native, evergreen tree species to wind-exposure in an urban green-roof environment. One year after planting on the green roof, Machilus thumbergii retained all leaves and produced new leaves. In contrast, Fraxinus griffithii, and Quercus myrsinifolia shed all leaves but produced more new leaves than the previous year. After two years, current-year leaves of...
Engaging with urban green spaces – a comparison of urban and rural allotment gardens in Southwestern Germany
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Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Teuber Sandra, Schmidt Karsten, Kühn Peter, Scholten Thomas
Factors Influencing Volunteering in Urban Agriculture: Implications for Recruiting Volunteers
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Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Neda Tiraieyari, Robert M. Ricard, Gary N. McLeanGraphical abstract
Urban tree survival and stewardship in a state-managed planting initiative: a case study in Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban GreeningAuthor(s): Benjamin S. Breger, Theodore S. Eisenman, Madison E. Kremer, Lara A. Roman, Deborah G. Martin, John RoganAbstractStewardship is essential for the survival of trees planted in challenging urban conditions and for reaching canopy cover goals and anticipated benefits. The governance structure of the stewardship network can dictate stewardship efficacy and ultimately, tree survival. While many planting initiatives are managed locally, the stewardship network and survival rates of a state-managed...
Interactions between the invasive Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper tree) with six plant species commonly found in Southern California nature reserves
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): David C. Bañuelas, Erin J. Questad, Edward G. BobichAbstractSince Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper tree) was brought to Southern California, the dioecious tree has been widely adopted in urban forests and has become invasive. Prior to our study, it was unknown whether S. molle influences plant species in its understory through allelopathy as it does in other geographic areas. The present study sought to determine if S. molle has negative effects on three native and three non-native, invasive understory...
Effect of weather conditions on leans of one Eugenia Grandis tree in Singapore
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Yangyang Li, Harianto Rahardjo, K.N. IrvineAbstractAn approach to model the effect of weather conditions on tree stability is presented, where the weather conditions include wind, rainfall, temperature, humidity and solar radiation. The weather conditions could affect the rainwater infiltration and evapotranspiration, hence change the water content in the soil and influence the soil properties such as stiffness and strength when resisting the wind drags on the tree. One-dimensional (1D) modelling in...
The impact of the plains afforestation program and alternative land use scenarios on ecosystem services in an urbanizing watershed
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Jie Gao, Hongyan BianAbstractEcological restoration programs, which mainly affect land use distribution, may eventually alter the supply of ecosystem services (ESs). Although some positive results have been achieved, the sustainability and long-term effects of ecological restoration program on ecosystem service still remain uncertain. To compare the ES outcomes of ecological restoration programs, the design of alternative land use scenarios is critical for ecological management. This paper presents a...
Soil carbon and nitrogen availability are key determinants of soil microbial biomass and respiration in forests along urbanized rivers of southern China
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Abubakari Said Mgelwa, Ya-Lin Hu, Wen-Bin Xu, Zhi-Qiang Ge, Tan-Wei YuAbstractAlthough soil microbial communities have been known to play integral roles in most terrestrial biogeochemical processes, surprisingly the patterns and controls of soil microbial communities across urban forest ecosystems are poorly understood. To contribute towards addressing this critical gap, we examined the patterns of soil microbial properties and the effects of soil chemical properties on these patterns in forest...
Exploring the effect of urban features and immediate environment on body responses
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Francisco Benita, Bige TunçerAbstractThis study investigates the relationship between urban features (sky exposure, green spaces, visual complexity, and built-up area), immediate environmental factors (air temperature, relative humidity, Heat Stress Index, Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, wind speed, and noise), personal characteristics (perceived restorativeness) and body reactions (body skin temperature and skin conductance responses). The proposed framework is based on multi-sensor data fusion from...
Response of Tilia sp. L. to climate warming in urban conditions – Phenological and aerobiological studies
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Elżbieta Weryszko-Chmielewska, Krystyna Piotrowska-Weryszko, Agnieszka DąbrowskaAbstractLindens belong to valued trees that are frequently planted in urban green areas. Nevertheless, during their flowering they can pose a risk to sensitive people in cities due to their allergenic pollen. This paper presents the results of a 3-year phenological study (2016–2018) and an 18-year aerobiological study (2001–2018) conducted in Lublin (Poland). The flowering phenology data for the following five species...
The role of urban schools in biodiversity conservation across an urban landscape
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Justice Muvengwi, Anesu Kwenda, Monicah Mbiba, Tapiwanashe MpinduAbstractPrevious studies have clearly outlined the importance of urban green spaces such as golf courses, urban gardens and street sides in urban ecosystem functioning. To date little has been done to consider the role of urban school yards in biodiversity conservation in Southern Africa. Our study therefore investigated the role of urban school yards in biodiversity conservation across an urban gradient in the city of Harare, Zimbabwe...
Urban greening and provisioning of ecosystem services within hesitant decision making framework
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Bojan Srdjevic, Zorica Srdjevic, Milena LakicevicAbstractThe Serbian city of Novi Sad is experiencing problems in managing its ecosystems and the services they provide. The problems are mostly affected by both the institutional organization and societal behavior, and a participative decision-making framework is required to motivate residents to better communicate with institutions. Our earlier research also indicated a need to more explicitly relate urban and ecosystem development indicators with...
Canopy transpiration and its cooling effect of three urban tree species in a subtropical city- Guangzhou, China
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Xia Chen, Ping Zhao, Yanting Hu, Lei Ouyang, Liwei Zhu, Guangyan NiAbstractQuantitative evaluation of canopy transpiration and its cooling effect can contribute to the selection of suitable tree species to alleviate heat island effect in urban area. To achieve this aim, we investigated the canopy transpiration and its cooling effect of three common urban tree species (Schima superba, Eucalyptus citriodora and Acacia auriculaeformis) in a subtropical city (Guangzhou) based on continuous sap flow...
Using multi-source big data to understand the factors affecting urban park use in Wuhan
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Feinan Lyu, Li ZhangAbstractUrban parks have been proved to have great benefits for people and urban environments. Estimating park use and understanding its influence factors are significant for urban park planning and designing. Currently, geospatial data are used to measure park use for convenience and low cost at the city and regional levels. In this study, two sets of geospatial data were used to describe the park use of 57 urban parks in Wuhan. Nine variables for three categories affecting park use...
Standing volume yield, canopy structure and allometric relationships of dominant urban trees in Melbourne, Australia
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Luis Orozco-Aguilar, Stephen J. Livesley, Cris Brack, Denise JohnstoneAbstractMost allometric equations currently used to quantify above-ground biomass of urban trees are derived from natural forest stands and can produce unreliable estimates of biomass for individual trees grown in open conditions. In addition, distribution of standing volume between stem, branch and foliage in solitary grown urban trees is poorly understood. In this study, a total of 45 trees of three species (Ulmus procera...
Primary productivity and habitat diversity predict bird species richness and composition along urban-rural gradients of central Argentina
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Lucas M. LeveauAbstractAlthough the role of primary productivity and habitat diversity in determining patterns of species richness and composition have been explored in urban areas, they have been rarely analysed in the context of species-energy relationships (SERs). Therefore, two hypotheses related to SERs were tested in bird communities: the more individuals hypothesis (MIH) and the niche position hypothesis (NPH). The MIH states that sites with more energy availability have more individuals, with...
Regeneration dynamics in old-growth urban forest gaps
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43Author(s): Tara Joy Massad, Griffin L. Williams, Mac Wilson, Colleen Elizabeth Hulsey, Erin Deery, Lee E. BridgesAbstractUrban forests are critical for biodiversity conservation and offer a broad range of benefits to society, including provisioning, regulating, and cultural components of ecosystem services. Urban forests warrant more ecological attention in order to ensure the sustainability of these important natural areas, especially as they are often faced with unique challenges arising from habitat isolation...