USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Our Vision...

Our VISION is sustainable communities that are better off today than yesterday. We hope to see communities have an increased understanding and appreciation of the urban forest and choose to make an investment in the care and maintenance of community trees to ensure continued health of the urban forest.

Main Research Areas...

Cost Benefits

Benefits & Costs
Trees pay back more than is spent on care and maintenance.

Energy

Energy
Trees shade homes, conserve energy, and provide savings on utility bills.

Air

Air
Trees filter air borne pollutants and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Water

Water
Trees intercept rainfall and reduce stormwater runoff.

Fire

Fire
Trees in the wildland/urban interface can provide benefits and still be firewise.

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serving the West with distinction...

Services...

RESEARCH
We conduct research that describes the structure of urban forests and quantifies related benefits and costs.

NEW TECHNOLOGY
We create new methods and strategies for managing and caring for community forests to help optimize the benefits and investment value of community forests.

TRAINING
We deliver state-of-the-art information - based on our latest research - at conferences, workshops and seminars.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
We provide research expertise to help solve local problems and build community capacity.

Last Modified: Jun 3, 2013 11:37:45 AM