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Eric J. Greenfield

Forest Inventory & Analysis
State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry
1 Forestry Drive, 5 Moon Library
Syracuse, NY 13210-2778
United States
Current Research
Dynamics of urban land cover change
  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Ph.D., , 2005
  • State University of New York University at Albany Rockefeller, College of Public Affairs and Policy, M.A., , 1996
  • State University of New York Binghamton University, Harpur College, B.A., , 1990
Professional Organizations
  • New York Urban Forestry Council,  Current
  • University Neighborhood Preservation Association,  Current
  • International Society for Ecological Economics,  Current
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF),  Current
  • International Society of Arboriculture,  Current
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Declining U.S. Urban Tree Cover

Year: 2018
Urban forests in the United States conservatively provide over $18 billion in annual benefits. Between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in urban areas dropped from 40.4 percent to 39.4 percent with 44 states showing a decline in tree cover. Total net loss of benefits is estimated at $96 million per year.