USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Products

We produce a wide variety of urban forestry research products, available to public managers, urban planners, city foresters, landscape designers, arborists, and other interested parties. The products are presented in the following formats and can be accessed by clicking on each category type or using the search option to the left:

Published reports

We publish research findings in journals, conference proceedings, and periodicals, as well as General Technical Reports and dissertations.

Newsletters

We have put our newsletters on hold temporarily, but you can keep in touch with our latest research by signing up for our News Briefs! Click here to add your name to the list.

Research summaries

We produce easy-to-read summaries of our research projects.

Presentations

Our staff attend and present at numerous local, national, and worldwide urban forestry conferences and meetings. View our PowerPoint presentations here.

Models

We are in the process of producing various computer models that can be used to make informed decisions regarding urban forest management.

i-Tree Streets - an application within the new i-Tree software suite, is an easy to use computer-based program that helps communities assess the benefits of their street trees. - Learn more

ecoSmart Landscapes - a Web-based program designed to evaluate the economic trade-offs between different landscape practices on residential parcels. - view flyer
Visit our new ecoSmart site!

Municipal Forest Resource Analysis

Our reports provide detailed information on a particular city's tree resource. They include urban forest structure, function and value, along with resource management needs. A summary of annual benefits is provided that includes energy conservation, air quality, stormwater runoff control, and property value increase.

Tree guides

Our Tree Guides identify and describe the benefits and costs of planting trees in a specific climate region to assist community officials and tree managers increase public awareness and support for tree programs.

Fact Sheets

We create one page fact sheets to provide a quick reference to urban forestry research facts. They are designed to be photocopied and distributed.

Center News Briefs

For information on newsworthy events going on with the team, subscribe to our News Briefs. Click here to add your name to the list!

Frequently Asked Questions

We produce lists of frequently asked questions for particular research projects.

   
Last Modified: Jul 18, 2014 03:29:19 PM