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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Impacts of Tree Plantings on Climate and Residential Building Air Conditioning Use in Tucson, AZ

Summary

The effects of new tree plantings on climate and building air conditioning use over a 5-yr period at Air Force housing complex and civilian site in Tucson, Arizona. The long term benefits (energy, air quality, carbon, water quality and quantity) and costs (planting, pruning, water use, removal, infrastructure repair) of these plantings were quantified.


Years of Research:  1993-1999

Funded by:  U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  American Forests, Tucson Electric Power, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Trees for Tucson, University of Arizona

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