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Climate change and urban forests report and tools

Informally Refereed
Authors: David Nowak, Eric Greenfield, Alexis Ellis
Year: 2021
Type: Miscellaneous
Station: Northern Research Station
Source: Washington, DC: American Forests. 93 p.

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to aid in understanding the future impacts of urban forests on climate change mitigation at the county level across the conterminous U.S. This report combines projected changes (2010 to 2060) in urbanization and associated urban tree cover to better understand urban forest impacts related to climate changes. The report estimates projected changes in urban forests related to carbon storage, building energy use and power plant emissions. Two types of projections were developed: Part 1 addresses projected changes in these effects given projected urban growth; Part 2 projects changes only within existing urban areas (no urban expansion).

Citation

Nowak, David; Greenfield, Eric; Ellis, Alexis. 2021. Climate change and urban forests report and tools. Washington, DC: American Forests. 93 p.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/65341