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    Author(s): E.G. McPherson; J.R. Simpson; P.J. Peper; S.E. Maco; S.L. Gardner; K.E. Vargas; S. Cozad; Q. Xiao
    Date: 2005
    Source: [Technical Report]. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research. 42 p
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Minneapolis, a vibrant city, renowned for its lakes, its livability, and its cultural wealth, maintains trees as an integral component of the urban infrastructure. Research indicates that healthy trees can mitigate impacts associated with the built environment by reducing stormwater runoff, energy consumption, and air pollutants. Trees improve urban life, making Minneapolis a more enjoyable place to live, work, and play, while mitigating the city’s environmental impact. Over the years, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board has invested millions in its municipal forest. The primary question that this study asks is whether the accrued benefits from Minneapolis’s municipal forest justify the annual expenditures

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    McPherson, E.G.; Simpson, J.R.; Peper, P.J.; Maco, S.E.; Gardner, S.L.; Vargas, K.E.; Cozad, S.; Xiao, Q. 2005. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota Municipal Tree Resource Analysis. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research, Davis, CA. 42 p.

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