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Including public-health benefits of trees in urban-forestry decision makingAuthor(s): Geoffrey H. Donovan
Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 22: 120-123
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionResearch demonstrating the biophysical benefits of urban trees are often used to justify investments in urban forestry. Far less emphasis, however, is placed on the non-bio-physical benefits such as improvements in public health. Indeed, the public-health benefits of trees may be significantly larger than the biophysical benefits, and, therefore, failure to account for the public-health benefits of trees may lead to underinvestment in urban forestry. In addition, the distribution of trees that maximizes bio-physical benefits may not maximize public-health benefits.
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CitationDonovan, Geoffrey H. 2017.Including public-health benefits of trees in urban-forestry decision making. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 22: 120-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2017.02.010.
KeywordsCrime, energy conservation, green infrastructure, storm water
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