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General Technical Report

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

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

Date: 2006

Source: USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-200, p. 1-99

Station ID: GTR-PSW-200

Description: This report quantifies benefits and costs for small, medium, and large broadleaf trees and one coniferous tree in the Piedmont region: the species chosen as representative are dogwood (Cornus florida), Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), red maple (Acer rubrum), and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), respectively. The analysis describes "yard trees" (those planted in residential sites) and "public trees" (those planted on streets or in parks). We assume a 55% survival rate over a 40-year time frame. Tree care costs and mortality rates are based on results from a survey of municipal and commercial arborists. Benefits are calculated 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.; Gardner, Shelley L.; Vargas, Kelaine E.; Maco, Scott E.; Xiao, Qingfu  2006.  Piedmont community tree guide: benefits, costs, and strategic planting  USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-200, p. 1-99.

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