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    Author(s): Greg McPherson; J.R. Simpson; P.J. Peper; S.E. Maco; Q. Xiao; E. Mulrean
    Date: 2004
    Source: Arizona Community Tree Council, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Description

    This report quantifies benefits and costs for typical large-, medium-, small-stature, deciduous trees (Fraxinus uhdei, Prosopis chilensis, Acacia farnesiana), as well as a conifer (Pinus halapensis). The analysis assumed that trees were planted in a residential yard site or a public (street/park) site, a 40-year time frame, and a 60% survival rate. Tree care costs were based on findings from a survey of municipal and commercial arborists. Benefits were calculated using tree growth curves and numerical models that consider regional climate, building characteristics, air pollutant concentrations, and prices.

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    McPherson E.G., J.R. Simpson, , J.R.; Peper, P.J.; Maco, S.E.; Xiao, Q.; Mulrean, E. 2004. Desert Southwest Community Tree Guide: Benefits, Costs and Strategic Planting. Arizona Community Tree Council, Inc. Phoenix, AZ. 76 p.

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