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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

Sacramento Parking Lot Tree Shade Ordinance

Summary

Examination of the effectiveness of a 1983 ordinance requiring that paved areas be 50% shaded 15 years after development.


Years of Research:  1999-2000

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  City of Sacramento Planning Department

Products / Publications:

  1. City of Sacramento Planning Department. 2002. City of Sacramento parking lot tree shading design and maintenance guidelines. Sacramento, CA: City of Sacramento Planning Department - View Website

  2. McPherson, E.G. 1999. Parking lot shade tree inspection and monitoring guide. Davis, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research

  3. McPherson, E.G. 2001. Sacramento's parking lot shading ordinance: environmental and economic costs of compliance. Landscape and Urban Planning. 57 :105-123 - View Document [1.65 MB]

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