USDA Forest Service
 

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 Urban Forest Ecosystem Study

Summary

The benefits and costs associated with Sacramento.s urban forest, translated into dollar values.


Years of Research:  1992-1998

Funded by:  Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sacramento Tree Foundation, USDA Forest Service

Cooperators:  City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, 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. Randrup, T.B., E.G. McPherson, and L.R. Costello. 2003. A review of tree root conflicts with sidewalks, curbs, and roads. Urban Ecosystems - View Document [335.78 KB]

  4. Geiger, J.R. January, 2005. Air Pollution Control - The Tree Factor. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 8p. Research update - View Document [712.36 KB]

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

  6. 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]

  7. Scott, K.I., E.G. McPherson and J.R. Simpson. 1998. Air pollutant uptake by Sacramento's urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(4) :224-234 - View Document [1.01 MB]

  8. McPherson, E.G. 1998. Atmospheric carbon dioxide reduction by Sacramento's urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(4) :215-223 - View Document [509.4 KB]

  9. 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]

  10. 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]

  11. Jo, H.-K. and E.G. McPherson. 1995. Carbon storage and flux in urban residential greenspace. Journal of Environmental Management. 45 :109-133 - View Document [1.63 MB]

  12. 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]

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

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

  15. Peper, P.J. and E.G. McPherson. 2003. Evaluations of four methods for estimating leaf area of isolated trees. Urban & Fischer Verlag - View Document [1.73 MB]

  16. 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]

  17. 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]

  18. Geiger, J.R. March, 2001. Fact Sheet #1: Benefits of the Urban Forest. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. 2p - View Document [60.48 KB]

  19. Geiger, J.R. October, 2001. Fact Sheet #2: Save Dollars With Shade. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. 2p - View Document [211.04 KB]

  20. Geiger, J.R. January, 2002. Fact Sheet #3: Making Parking Lots More Tree Friendly. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. 2p - View Document [366.62 KB]

  21. Geiger, J.R. July, 2003. Fact Sheet #4: Control Stormwater Runoff with Trees. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. 2p - View Document [126.48 KB]

  22. Geiger, J.R. Spring, 2003. Fact Sheet #5: How to Prepare for a Budget Cut. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service. 2p - View Document [56.39 KB]

  23. McPherson, E.G. and N. Luttinger. 1998. From nature to nurture: the history of Sacramento's urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(2) :72-88 - View Document [4.08 MB]

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

  25. 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]

  26. 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]

  27. Jo, H.-K. and E.G. McPherson. 2001. Indirect carbon reduction by residential vegetation and planting strategies in Chicago, USA. Journal of Environmental Management. 61 :165-177 - View Document [142.86 KB]

  28. 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]

  29. Larsen, E.W., J. Fleckenstein and E.G. McPherson. 2001. Investigation into hydrologic modeling and the effect of urban forests on runoff quantity and quality. Davis, CA: University of California, Davis-Department of Geology

  30. 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]

  31. 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]

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

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

  34. 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]

  35. Geiger, J.R.and S.L. Gardner. 2006. Oakland Watershed Restoration and Protection Study. Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [100.58 KB]

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

  37. McPherson, E.G. 2004. Parking lots and ordinance compliance. Western Arborist 30(4) :30-32 - View Document [190.61 KB]

  38. 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

  39. Peper, P.J., E.G. McPherson and S.M. Mori. 2001. Predictive equations for dimensions and leaf area of coastal Southern California street trees. Journal of Arboriculture. 27(4) :169-180 - View Document [1.07 MB]

  40. Xiao, Q., E.G. McPherson, J.R. Simpson and S.L. Ustin. 1998. Rainfall interception by Sacramento's urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(4) :235-244 - View Document [915.31 KB]

  41. 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]

  42. 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]

  43. Summit, J. and E.G. McPherson. 1998. Residential tree planting and care: a study of attitudes and behavior in Sacramento, California. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(2) :89-97 - View Document [687.09 KB]

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

  45. Geiger, J.R.and S.L. Gardner. 2006. Sacramento Urban Forest For Clean Air Project. Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [174.83 KB]

  46. McPherson, E.G., J.R. Simpson, P.J. Peper, R.A. Rowntree, K.I. Scott and A.S. Hertz. 1995. Sacramento urban forest ecosystem study plans. Davis, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [808.56 KB]

  47. McPherson, E.G. 1997. Sacramento's urban forest ecosystem. Urban Green Tech. 24 :23-28

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

  49. 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]

  50. 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]

  51. McPherson, E.G. 1998. Structure and sustainability of Sacramento's urban forest. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(4) :174-190 - View Document [1.5 MB]

  52. Qingfu Xiao; E. Greg McPherson. 2009. Testing a bioswale to treat and reduce parking lot runoff. Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California - View Document [623.13 KB]

  53. 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]

  54. 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]

  55. 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

  56. 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]

  57. Dodge, L., Geiger, J.R. 2003. Tree Roots and Sidewalk Damage. Western Arborist. 29 (3): 28-29 - View Document [216.49 KB]

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

  59. Geiger, J.R. 2006. Trees - The Air Pollution Solution. - View Document [1.17 MB]

  60. 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]

  61. McPherson,E.G . 2008. Trees and the clean air act: Strategic tree planting in Sacramento. Western Arborist :34(4) - View Document [1.77 MB]

  62. 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]

  63. Geiger, J.R. 2005. Trees, Air Quality, Energy, and Transportation: How it all integrates into sustainable planning. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [2.22 MB]

  64. 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]

  65. 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]

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

  67. 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]

  68. 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]

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

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

  71. Rowntree, R.A. 1998. Urban forest ecology: conceptual points of departure. Journal of Arboriculture. 24(2) :61-71 - View Document [818.94 KB]

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

  73. 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]

  74. 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]

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

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