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Science Perspectives

Title: Greener cities: U.S. Forest Service software package helps cities manage their urban treescape

Author: Kling, Jim; Featured: McPherson, Greg

Date: 2008

Source: Science Perspectives PSW-SP-011. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p

Description: Urban forests don't get the recognition that natural forests do. They don't encompass sweeping vistas and magnificent views and they don't provide critical habitat to endangered species. Nevertheless, they are vital. More than 90 percent of all Californians live, work, and play in urban forests. Trees in the urban landscape provide vital ecosystem services, including reducing rainwater runoff, cooling urban heat islands, shading nearby buildings, and controlling air pollution.

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Kling, Jim; Featured: McPherson, Greg   2008.  Greener cities: U.S. Forest Service software package helps cities manage their urban treescape  Science Perspectives PSW-SP-011. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 6 p.

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