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Impact of extensive street tree loss on urban dwellers' sense of placeAuthor(s): Mary Carol Hunter
Source: In: Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America; 2010 March 9-11; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 9.
Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionI took advantage of a natural experiment that occurred in southeast Michigan when an exotic insect pest caused the death and removal of more than 10,000 urban street trees within several years. Where dead street trees were clustered, the ecological and aesthetic integrity of neighborhoods changed dramatically, and the restorative benefits provided by these trees were lost. This paper will consider the impact of street tree loss on a community's sense of place and resultant interest in environmental stewardship.
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CitationHunter, Mary Carol. 2010. Impact of extensive street tree loss on urban dwellers' sense of place. In: Michler, Charles H.; Ginzel, Matthew D., eds. 2010. Proceedings of symposium on ash in North America; 2010 March 9-11; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-72. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 9.
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