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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Expanding Street Tree Canopy Cover and Repairing Sidewalks in the City of Los Angeles

Summary

For twenty-two years Los Angeles was without a sidewalk repair program. The result was a gradual deterioation of sidewalks and expenditures of approximately $2 million annually for trip and fall claims. Today, approximately 4,300 miles (6,920 km) of sidewalk are in need of replacement or repair.


Years of Research:  2003

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Products / Publications:

  1. 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]

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