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Sustaining Urban ForestsAuthor(s): John F. Dwyer; David J. Nowak
Source: Journal of Arboriculture 29(1):49-55
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe significance of the urban forest resource and the powerful forces for change in the urban environment make sustainability a critical issue in urban forest management. The diversity, connectedness, and dynamics of the urban forest establish the context for management that will determine the sustainability of forest structure, health, functions, and benefits. A dynamic planning and management model is presented that encourages decisions that will support sustainability through the implementation of collaborative and adaptive management.
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CitationDwyer, John F.; Nowak, David J.; Noble, Mary Heather. 2003. Sustaining Urban Forests. Journal of Arboriculture 29(1):49-55
KeywordsUrban forest, adaptive management, collaborative, sustainability, regeneration, tree systems, forest health
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