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Monitoring the urban forest: Case studies and evaluations


Urban forestry is a new science, with monitoring techniques that are still evolving. Tree inventory is most commonly practiced, but we are learning to better monitor the benefits and liabilities provided by urban trees. These results are often for political, social, and biological purposes. Although most monitoring is done at the project or local level, examples of state and national projects are given. Quality control procedures are infrequently used, but could substantially improve the accuracy of data collected.

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Paper No. 4373 of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, U.S.A.

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Baker, F.A. Monitoring the urban forest: Case studies and evaluations. Environ Monit Assess 26, 153–163 (1993).

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  • Quality Control
  • Environmental Management
  • Local Level
  • Control Procedure
  • Urban Forest