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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

The Large Tree Argument: The Case for Large Trees vs. Small Trees

Summary

Why did we like elm trees so much? Large stately elm trees once graced many communities throughout the US. But now they are gone. Why were entire communities so disappointed when they lost their elm trees to Dutch elm disease several decades ago?


Years of Research:  2004

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Products / Publications:

  1. 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]

  2. 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]

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