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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

San Francisco trees poised to provide big benefits

Summary

New urban forest analysis available San Francisco's investment in street trees is about to pay off. Out study (December 2003) found that the city's population of approximately 100,000 street trees is now large enough to begin providing bigger benefits, despite the fact that nearly another 100,000 empty sites still exist. The report suggests that because more than 64 percent of the street trees are in a position to provide increased quality-of-life benefits as they mature and get larger.


Years of Research:  2002-2004

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research, Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, CA 95616.

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Products / Publications:

  1. Geiger, J.R. 2004. San Francisco trees poised to provide big benefits. Western Arborist - View Document [334.6 KB]

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