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Center for Urban Forest Research

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Current Issue

Spring/Summer 2006

  • Using Volunteers to Effectively Collect Tree Data
  • New Research in the Works
    • LA's Million Trees Initiative
    • Oakland Watershed Restoration and Protection Study
    • Sacramento Urban Forest for Clean Air Project
    • A Green Streets Storm Water Management System for Paved Areas

Previous Issues

Fall 2005/Winter 2006

Demystifying Reference Cities- the power behind STRATUM

  • Reference cities: What are they?
  • Reference cities: The research
  • What is their relationship to STRATUM?
  • Why is STRATUM important to you?
  • What makes STRATUM different?
  • What's new?

Summer 2005

Making research work for you: the story of Greenprint

  • The foundation is research
  • Why Greenprint
  • Setting research into action
  • How does Greenprint work
  • The Greenprint clearinghouse

Spring 2005

Fire prevention in the wildland-urban interface.

  • "New" defensible space
  • Structural choices
  • Two case studies
  • Lessons learned
  • New wildland-urban interface software

Regional urban forest canopy cover analysis.

  • First-of-its-kind report
  • Preliminary findings
  • What's next

Winter 2005

Replace field surveys with AVIRIS infrared
imagery. Can we?

  • What it takes to identify individual tree species
  • A comparison to other methods
  • Study findings
  • Conclusions and caveats

Fitting trees into the planning process.

  • We take another look at how to do parking
    lots right.

Special Edition - January 2005

Air pollution control - the tree factor

  • The pollutants
  • How do trees clean the air
  • The mystery of deposition unlocked
  • "Green" economics
  • Fitting trees into the regulatory process
  • Fact Sheet on air pollution and the law

Summer 2004

  • What are your trees relative performance index?
  • USDA Forest Service launches Treesearch
  • How does your tree program "stack up"?

Spring 2004.

  • STRATUM in Action
  • How many trees will offset transport of the Olympic torch?
  • Meet the new kid on the block

Winter 2004.

  • Will there be space for trees in our future?
  • Future research needs
  • San Francisco trees poised to provide big benefits

Fall 2003.

  • The Large Tree Argument: The case for large trees vs. small trees
  • Marketing the urban forest: An art of persuasion
  • Fact Sheet: Making the case for large trees

Summer 2003.

  • Invest in investment potential
  • Are your tree roots tripping you up?
  • Fact Sheet: Species investment potential

Spring 2003.

  • Surviving a budget crisis
  • Benefits of the urban forest
  • Fact Sheet: How to prepare for a budget cut

July 2002.

  • Is all your rain going down the drain?
  • Fact Sheet: Control stormwater runoff with trees

January 2002.

  • Where are all the cool parking lots?
  • EPA adopts Center's parking lot research
  • Getting to the "root" of infrastructure damage
  • Fact Sheet: Making parking lots more tree friendly

October 2001.

  • Green plants or power plants?
  • Trees for a Green LA: Program provides energy savings plus...
  • New research project: wildland/urban interface
  • Fact sheet: Save dollars with shade

March 2001.

  • Welcome to Urban Forest Research
  • Working for the West
  • Meet the Staff
  • Center for Urban Forest Research: where ballpark isn't good enough
  • Science helps residents see the forest for the trees
  • Factsheet: Benefits of the Urban Forest



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