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General Technical Report

Title: Midwest community tree guide: benefits, costs, and strategic planting

Author: McPherson, E. Gregory; Simpson, James R.; Peper, Paula J.; Maco, Scott E.; Gardner, Shelley L.; Cozad, Shauna K.; Xiao, Qingfu

Date: 2006

Source: USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-199, p. 1-99

Station ID: GTR-PSW-199

Description: This report quantifies benefits and costs for typical small, medium, and large deciduous (losing their leaves every autumn) trees: crabapple, red oak, and hackberry (see "Common and Scientific Names" section). The analysis assumed that trees were planted in a residential yard or public site (streetside or park) with a 60 percent survival rate over a 40-year timeframe. Tree care costs were based on results from a survey of municipal and commercial arborists. Benefits were calculated by using tree growth curves and numerical models that consider regional climate, building characteristics, air-pollutant concentrations, and prices.

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McPherson, E. Gregory; Simpson, James R.; Peper, Paula J.; Maco, Scott E.; Gardner, Shelley L.; Cozad, Shauna K.; Xiao, Qingfu  2006.  Midwest community tree guide: benefits, costs, and strategic planting  USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-199, p. 1-99.

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