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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

Quantifying Benefits and Costs of Santa Monica.s Urban Forest

Summary

The net asset value of Santa Monica.s street and park trees. Findings document the value of net benefits produced each year by city trees, and identify potential implications of different management programs on costs and tree health.


Years of Research:  1999-2001

Funded by:  Local Government Commission, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  City of Santa Monica, University of California, Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources

Products / Publications:

  1. McPherson, E.G. and J.R. Simpson. 2002. A comparison of municipal forest benefits and costs in Modesto and Santa Monica, California, USA. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 1 (2002): :61-74 - View Document [1.3 MB]

  2. McPherson, E.G., G. Gonzalez, G. Monfette, and R. Lorenzen. 2003. Expanding Street Tree Canopy Cover and Repairing Sidewalks in the City of Los Angeles. Western Arborist. 29 (3): 22-25 - View Document [621.47 KB]

  3. McPherson E.G., G. Gonzalez, G. Monfette, R. Lorenzen. 2004. Street Trees of Los Angeles. City Trees. 90 (1): 6-12 - View Document [438.92 KB]

  4. Geiger, J.R., C. King, D. Hartel. 2004. The Large Tree Argument - The case for large-stature trees vs. small-stature trees. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 8p. Research summary - View Document [3.62 MB]

  5. Geiger, J.R. 2004. The Large Tree Argument: The Case for Large Trees vs. Small Trees. Western Arborist. 30 (1): 14-15 - View Document [379.55 KB]

  6. McPherson, E.G., J.R. Simpson, P.J. Peper, K.I. Scott and Q. Xiao. 2000. Tree Guidelines for Coastal Southern California Communities. Sacramento, CA: Local Government Commission - View Document [1.75 MB]

  7. Dodge, L., Geiger, J.R. 2003. Tree Roots and Sidewalk Damage. Western Arborist. 29 (3): 28-29 - View Document [216.49 KB]

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