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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Albany, CA 94710-0011

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Guidelines for Energy Conservation and Carbon Dioxide Reductions through Urban Forestry

Summary

Guidelines that enable professional and volunteer tree planters to assess the cost-effectiveness of using urban tree planting programs to conserve energy and reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.


Years of Research:  1997-2000

Funded by:  U.S. Department of Energy, Edison Electric Institute.s Utility Forest Carbon Management Program, Electric Power Research Institute, International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust, Local Government Commission, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators: 

Products / Publications:

  1. Kleinman, M., Geiger, J.R. 2010. Trees in Our City - Central Florida. Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [4.21 MB]

  2. Kleinman, M., Geiger, J.R. 2010. Trees in Our City - Northern California Coast. Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [3.88 MB]

  3. Bloniarz, D., Maco, S. E., McPherson, E. G. 2005. iTree: Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [4.01 MB]

  4. Xiao Q., and E.G. McPherson. 2003. Rainfall interception by Santa Monica's municipal urban forest. Urban Ecosystems - View Document [131.6 KB]

  5. Geiger, J.R. 2003. Tree Values Quantified. The Desert Arborist, Southwest Trees & Turf. July/August; Page 12 - View Document [66.25 KB]

  6. Simpson, J.R. and E.G. McPherson. 2001. Tree planting to optimize energy and CO2 benefits. In: Kollin, C. (ed). Investing in natural capital: proceedings of the 2001 national urban forest conference; 2001 September 5-8; Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: American Forests :81-84 - View Document [293.1 KB]

  7. Simpson, J.R. and E.G. McPherson. 2000. Effects of urban trees on regional energy use and avoided carbon. In: Preprints, 3rd urban environment symposium; 2000 August 14-18; Davis, CA. Washington, DC: American Meteorological Society :143-144 - View Document [265.54 KB]

  8. McPherson, E.G. and J.R. Simpson. 2000. Carbon dioxide reductions through urban forestry: guidelines for professional and volunteer tree planters. PSW GTR-171. Albany, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station - View Document [2.55 MB]

  9. Simpson, J.R. and E.G. McPherson. 2000. Energy and air quality improvements through urban tree planting. In: Kollin, C., (ed). Building cities of green: proceedings of the 1999 national urban forest conference; Seattle. Washington, D.C.: American Forests :110-112 - View Document [362.09 KB]

  10. Simpson, J. and E.G. McPherson. 1999. Guidelines for evaluating atmospheric carbon dioxide reductions by urban forestry programs. In: Kinsman, J., C. Mathai, M. Baer, E. Holt and M. Trexler, (eds). Global climate change: science, policy, and mitigation/adaptation strategies. VIP-89. Vol II. Sewickley, PA: Air and Waste Management Association :789-790 - View Document [204.89 KB]

  11. Simpson, J. and E.G. McPherson. 1998. A tool for evaluating atmospheric carbon reduction by urban forestry programs. In: Kollin, C. (ed). Cities by nature's design: Proceedings of the 8th national urban forest conference; 1999; Atlanta. Washington, D.C.: American Forests :58-61 - View Document [394.5 KB]

  12. McPherson, E.G. and J.R. Simpson. 1998. Guidelines for tree planting to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide in Chula Vista, CA. Davis, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [1002.18 KB]

  13. . . Trees in Our City - Interior West. - View Document [< 1 KB]= Download File

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