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

Tree Values Quantified

Summary

A large 40 year-old tree pays back tax payers and homeowners nearly $60 per year according to new research unveiled by the Center of Urban Forest Research for the cold an snowy climate region. For a community with 10,000 trees, that benefit is almost $600,000 per year. The larger the tree the greater the environmental benefits for communities.


Years of Research:  1991-2003

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research, Center for Urban Forestry, Davis, CA.

Cooperators:  Southwest Trees & Turf, Desert Arborist

Products / Publications:

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

  2. 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]

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