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Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Street Tree-Sidewalk Conflicts in California Communities

Summary

Identification of costs associated with tree root damage to sidewalks for 18 California cities and factors most responsible for hardscape damage.


Years of Research:  1996-1997

Funded by:  Elvinia J. Slosson Fund, Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, UC Davis Department of Environmental Horticulture, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  Danish Forest and landscape Research Institute, UC Cooperative Extension, UC Davis Department of Environmental Horticulture

Products / Publications:

  1. Gardner, Shelley. March 2006. 'Selling' Urban Forestry in Your Town. - View Document [18.81 MB]

  2. McPherson, E.G. 2004. A Functional Approach to Urban Forest Planning and Management. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt.,63 - View Document [4.77 MB]

  3. Geiger, J.R. October 2005. Air Pollution Control - The Tree Factor. - View Document [6.08 MB]

  4. Geiger, J.R. 2005. Air Pollution Control: The Tree Factor. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [2.16 MB]

  5. McPherson, E.G. December 6, 2005. Benefit-based Tree Appraisal. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [6.32 MB]

  6. McPherson, E.G. 2005. Benefits of Trees, A Lot to Think About. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific SouthwestResearch Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 143. Speech - View Document [8.72 MB]

  7. McPherson, E.G. and P.J. Peper. 2000. Costs due to conflicts between street tree root growth and hardscape. In: Costello, L., E.G. McPherson, D.W. Burger and L. Dodge, (eds). Proceedings of the symposium on strategies to reduce infrastructure damage by tree roots. Cohasset, CA: Western Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture :15-18 - View Document [299.65 KB]

  8. Vargas, Kelaine. April 2006. Effects of Tree Cover on Microclimate. ISA Southern Chapter Annual Conference - View Document [5.66 MB]

  9. McPherson,E.G. 2010-06-21. Energy, Climate Change, Air Quality, and Urban Greening. Decision Maker's Seminar - View Document [7.41 MB]

  10. McPherson, E.G. 2000. Expenditures associated with conflicts between street tree root growth and hardscape in California. Journal of Arboriculture. 26(6) :289-297 - View Document [969.71 KB]

  11. Mcpherson, E.G. 2005. Extreme Arboriculture Research. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 111. Speech - View Document [6.48 MB]

  12. Paula Peper. 2009. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pilot Project. 75th Annual Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture Conference, Reno, NV - View Document [4.81 MB]

  13. Geiger, J.R. 2005. Growing Cleaner Air: The Tree Factor. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt.,42 - View Document [1003.92 KB]

  14. McPherson, E.G. 2004. How ecoSmart Can Assist in Addressing Fire Issues. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 80. Speech - View Document [349.34 KB]

  15. Geiger, J.R. 2004. Integrate Green and Gray Infrastructure Using Greenspace-Accounting Tools: The community forestry solution. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 130. Speech - View Document [9.28 MB]

  16. McPherson, E. G. September 01-02, 2005. Keys Concepts of Urban Forest Management. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [4.91 MB]

  17. Geiger, J.R. 2005. Midwest Community Tree Guide. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [2.17 MB]

  18. Geiger, J.R. February 2006. Midwest Community Tree Guide. Arborist Association Annual conference and Trade Show - View Document [5.97 MB]

  19. Geiger, J.R. October 2005. Midwest Community Tree Guide. Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee Luncheon - View Document [4.87 MB]

  20. McPherson, E.G.. 2005. Money Does Grow On Trees: The benefits and values of Minnesota trees. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [6.67 MB]

  21. Geiger, J.R. February 2006. Obtaining an Investment in Community Trees . - View Document [5.13 MB]

  22. Paula Peper & Walt Warriner. 2009. Planning and Implementing a Greenhouse Gas Tree Project: Santa Monica Case Study. Urban Forestry: Future Perfect; Western Chapter ISA and California Urban Forests Council, UC Berkeley, International House, Berkeley, California

  23. McPherson, E.G., L.R. Costello, E. Perry, and P.J. Peper. 2000. Reducing tree root damage to sidewalks in California communities: a collaborative study. In: Dodge, L., (ed). Report of the Elvenia J. Slosson Fund for Ornamental Horticulture; 1998-1999. Davis: UC Davis Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources :8-12 - View Document [< 1 KB]

  24. Geiger, J.R. 2003. Research Findings: Obtaining an investment in the urban forest from local decision makers. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [764.09 KB]

  25. McPherson. August, 2009. Roles of Ecologists in the Design of High-Performance Urban Forests. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference

  26. Gardner, Shelley. October . Software for Sustainable Landscapes. - View Document [5.45 MB]

  27. McPherson, E.G., L.R. Costello and D.W. Burger. 2001. Space wars: can trees win the battle with infrastructure?. Arborist News. 10(3) :21-24 - View Document [645.87 KB]

  28. Geiger,J.R. 2005. Street Tree Inventories: The STRATUM Approach. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 63. Speech - View Document [5.41 MB]

  29. Geiger, J. December 1, 2005 . The Benefit and Value of Urban Trees. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [6.15 MB]

  30. Greg McPherson. 2009. The Urban Forest Imperative: Effects on Carbon, Water, Heat Islands and Community Quality of Life. Greenscapes Symposium 2009 - View Document [6.67 MB]

  31. Paula Peper. 2009. The Urban Forest: What's in it for You?. Earth Day and Creek Week Activities, American River College, Raef Hall, Sacramento, California

  32. Simpson, J.R. 2004. Tools for Quantifying Climate-related Effects of Trees on Urban Forest Benefits. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 1. Poster - View Document [689.91 KB]

  33. Paula Peper. 2009. Tree Siting: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. LEAF Stewards, Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, California - View Document [5.05 MB]

  34. Simpson, J. August 30, 2005. Trees and Air Quality. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [1.59 MB]

  35. McPherson, E.G.. January 11, 2006. Trees are $$$ -- Realizing the Benefits of Trees. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [6.18 MB]

  36. Maco, Scott. 2004. Understanding What You Have and What it is Worth: Tools that value benefits of the urban forest resources. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 69. Speech - View Document [7.2 MB]

  37. Greg McPherson. 2009. Urban Forest Carbon Offsets, New Frontier for the Utility Industry. Trees & Utilities National Conference - 2009, National Arbor Day Foundation, Dallas, TX - View Document [4.05 MB]

  38. Greg McPherson. July 30, 2009. Urban Forests and Climate Change: Another Reason to Hug a Tree. Trees for the People Speaker Series

  39. Greg McPherson. 2009. Urban Forests and Climate Change: Another Reason to Hug a Tree. Melbourne's Green Infrastructure -- Public Lecture Series - View Document [2.35 MB]

  40. Peper, P.J. 2005. Urban Forests: Benefits, Costs, and Management Effects. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 64. Speech - View Document [3.95 MB]

  41. Greg McPherson. October 2009. Urban Greening. Presentation

  42. Greg McPherson. 2009. Urban Greening: Lessons from U.S Urban Ecosystem Analyses. Presentation to City of Brisbane, Brisbane Square - View Document [4.94 MB]

  43. Greg McPherson. 2009. Urban forest project reporting protocol - webinar. Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California - View Document [2.1 MB]

  44. Simpson, E.G. August 24, 2005. Where Are All the Cool Parking Lots. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [954.58 KB]

  45. Gardner, Shelley. January 2006. ecoSmart-Fire: Smart Design Tools for Landscapes. Living with Wildfire in Chaparral Ecosystems: Providing Tools for Decision Makers - View Document [3.56 MB]

  46. McPherson, E.G. April 2006. i-Tree: Demonstrating that Trees Pay Us Back!. - View Document [4.79 MB]

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