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

Energy Effects of Urban Forests in California

Summary

Quantification of the 15-year stream of benefits and costs associated with investment in programs to strategically plant new trees and conserve existing shade in California .


Years of Research:  2000-2002

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service

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Products / Publications:

  1. Geiger, J.R. 2002. Green plants or power plants?. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 4p. Research summary - View Document [1.12 MB]

  2. Geiger, J.R. 2001. Trees are good, but can they solve the energy crisis?. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 1p. Briefing paper

  3. Geiger, J.R. 2001. California Energy Study: Frequently Asked Questions. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 1p - View Document [201.47 KB]

  4. McPherson, E.G. and J.R. Simpson. 2001. Effects of California's urban forests on energy use and potential savings from large-scale tree planting. Davis, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [2.71 MB]

  5. Geiger, J.R. 2001. Save dollars with shade. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 4p. Research summary - View Document [574.79 KB]

  6. Simpson, J.R. and E.G. McPherson. 1996. Potential of tree shade for reducing residential energy use in California. Journal of Arboriculture. 22(1) :10-18 - View Document [991.73 KB]

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