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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

Effects of Residential Trees on Air Quality in Sacramento, CA

Summary

The cost-effectiveness of using a large-scale tree-planting program to improve air quality.


Years of Research:  1993-1995

Funded by:  USDA Forest Service

Cooperators: 

Products / Publications:

  1. Kleinman, M., Geiger, J.R. 2010. Trees in Our City - Central Florida. Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [4.21 MB]

  2. Kleinman, M., Geiger, J.R. 2010. Trees in Our City - Northern California Coast. Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [3.88 MB]

  3. Center for Urban Forest Research. 2009. EcoSmart Demo Movie - short. Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California = Download File

  4. McPherson, E.G. 2005. Trees with benefits. American Nurseryman. 201(7) :34-40 - View Document [631.5 KB]

  5. McPherson, E.G. 2004. ecoSmart Design Software: Making your Landscape Come Alive. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt.,21 - View Document [1.54 MB]

  6. McPherson, E.G. 2004. Benefits of Trees: Watershed, energy, and air. Arborist News. 13(6): 29-35 - View Document [623.26 KB]

  7. McPherson, E.G. 2004. Benefits of trees: Watershed, energy, and air. Arborist News. 13(6) :29-35 - View Document [5.76 MB]

  8. Costello, L.R. and K.S. Jones. 2003. Reducing Infrastructure Damage by Tree Roots - A Compendium of Strategies. For information about ordering this publication contact: Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA), 235 Hollow Oak Drive, Cohasset, CA 95973 (530) 892-1118

  9. McPherson, E.G. 2003. A benefit-cost analysis of ten street tree species in Modesto, California, U.S. Journal of Arboriculture 29(1): January 2003 - View Document [398.94 KB]

  10. McPherson, E.G. 3-Aug. Urban Forestry: Benefits and drawbacks of city trees. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [5.61 MB]

  11. Geiger, J.R. 2003. Is all your rain going down the drain?. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 4p. Research summary - View Document [707.4 KB]

  12. McPherson, E.G. 2003. Community Forest Planning: Lessons Learned. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service - View Document [1.9 MB]

  13. McPherson, E.G. and J.R. Simpson. 2003. Potenial energy savings in buildings by an urban tree planting programme in California. Urban & Fischer Verlag - View Document [2.47 MB]

  14. Center for Urban Forest Research. 2003. Firewise Poster - portait. Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, California - View Document [166.17 KB]

  15. Costello, L.R., E.G. McPherson, D.W. Burger, E.J. Perry and D. Kelly. 2002. [in press]. Strategy to Reduce Infrastructure Damage by Tree Roots: A Symposium for Researchers and Practitioners. Urban Ecosystems - View Document [81.48 KB]

  16. Geiger, J.R. 2002. EcoSmart - A precision landscape evaluation & design tool. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 1p. Computer model summary - View Document [44.95 KB]

  17. McPherson, E.G., S.E. Maco, J.R. Simpson, P.J. Peper, Q. Xiao, A.M. VanDerZanden and N. Bell. 2002. Western Washington and Oregon Community Tree Guide: Benefits, Costs, and Strategic Planting. Silverton, OR: International Society of Arboriculture, Pacific Northwest - View Document [2.93 MB]

  18. McPherson, E.G. 2001. New advances in quantifying the environmental benefits of trees. In: Kollin, C. (ed). Investing in natural capital: proceedings of the 2001 national urban forest conference; 2001 September 5-8; Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: American Forests :20-22 - View Document [267.75 KB]

  19. Randrup, T.B., E.G. McPherson and L.R. Costello. 2001. Tree root intrusion in sewer systems: review of extent and costs. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 7(1) :26-31 - View Document [760.86 KB]

  20. Xiao, Q., E.G. McPherson, S.L. Ustin, M.E. Grismer, and J.R. Simpson. 2000. Winter rainfall interception by two mature open grown trees in Davis, CA. Hydrological Processes. 14(4) :763-784 - View Document [637.65 KB]

  21. Xiao, Q., E.G. McPherson, S.L. Ustin and M.E. Grismer. 2000. A new approach to modeling tree rainfall interception. Journal of Geophysical Research 105(D23) :29,173-29,188 - View Document [2.92 MB]

  22. Simpson, J.R. and E.G. McPherson. 1998. Simulation of tree shade impacts on residential energy use for space conditioning in Sacramento. Atmospheric Environment: Urban Atmospheres. 32(1) :69-74 - View Document [616.57 KB]

  23. McPherson, E.G., J.R. Simpson and K.I. Scott. 1998. Estimating cost effectiveness of residential yard trees for improving air quality in Sacramento, California, using existing models. Atmospheric Environment: Urban Atmospheres. 32(1) :75-84 - View Document [986.94 KB]

  24. Xiao, Q. 1998. Rainfall interception by urban forests. Davis, CA: University of California. Ph.D. Dissertation - View Document [242.24 KB]

  25. McPherson, E.G., D. Nowak, G. Heisler, S. Grimmond, C. Souch, R. Grant, and R.A. Rowntree. 1997. Quantifying urban forest structure, function, and value: the Chicago urban forest climate project. Urban Ecosystems. 1 :49-61 - View Document [996.57 KB]

  26. McPherson, E.G., J.R. Simpson and K.I. Scott. 1996. BACT analysis: are there cost effective air quality benefits from trees?. In: Proceedings of the 9th joint conference on the applications of air pollution meteorology with the Air and Waste Management Association. Boston: American Meteorological Society :355-359 - View Document [433.62 KB]

  27. McPherson, E.G. 1996. Urban forest landscapes: how greenery saves greenbacks. In: Wagner, C., (ed). 1996. Annual meeting proceedings. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Landscape Architects :27-29 - View Document [319.73 KB]

  28. McPherson, E.G., D. Nowak, G. Heisler, S. Grimmond, C. Souch, R. Grant and R. Rowntree. 1995. Results of the Chicago urban forest climate project. In: Kollin, C. (ed). Proceedings of the 7th national urban forest conference; 1995 September 12-16; New York. Washington, D.C.: American Forests :85-88 - View Document [401.72 KB]

  29. McPherson, E.G. 1995. Net benefits of healthy and productive urban forests. In: Bradley, G.A., (ed). Urban forest landscapes: integrating multidisciplinary perspectives. Seattle: University of Washington Press :180-194 - View Document [1.1 MB]

  30. McPherson, E.G., D.J. Nowak, and R.A. Rowntree. 1994. Chicago's urban forest ecosystem: results of the Chicago urban forest climate project.. NE GTR-186. Radnor, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station - View Document [16.44 MB]

  31. McPherson, E.G., D.J. Nowak, and R.A. Rowntree. 1994. Chicago's urban forest ecosystem: results of the Chicago urban forest climate project. Part 2. NE GTR-186. Radnor, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station - View Document [4.47 MB]

  32. McPherson, E.G. 1993. Evaluating the cost effectiveness of shade trees for demand-side management. The Electricity Journal. 6(9) :57-65 - View Document [917.36 KB]

  33. McPherson, E.G. 1992. Accounting for benefits and costs of urban greenspace. Landscape and Urban Planning. 22 :41-51 - View Document [900.74 KB]

  34. McPherson, E.G. and S. Biedenbender. 1991. The cost of shade: cost-effectiveness of trees versus bus shelters. Journal of Arboriculture. 17(9) :233-242 - View Document [728.13 KB]

  35. Xiao, Q., E.G. McPherson, S.L. Ustin, M.E. Grismer and J.R. Simpson. . A new rainfall interception measuring system. Presented at American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, Fall 1997 - View Document [81.22 KB]

  36. . . Trees in Our City - Interior West. - View Document [< 1 KB]= Download File

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