Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 2. Management
Composition of the urban forest
Landscape architects and urban foresters recommend which species of trees to plant on public lands and private land. These decisions have a long term effect ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 1. Introduction
The urban forest has the capacity to provide habitat for birds. This is important because birds make significant contributions to the function of the urban forest ecosystem. Songbirds birds ... READ MORE
Since the late 19th century, the engineering professions have done a masterful job of ameliorating filth and spread of disease in our cities, including the provision of safe water supply, sanitary disposal of human waste and refuge, and public ... READ MORE
The table below contrasts the conservation management approaches of adaptive and traditional linear management found in Noss and Cooperrider (1994).
Comparison of Adaptive Management and
Linear Comprehensive Management
Linear ... READ MORE
A broad and growing body of scientific literature is documenting the basic ecological services, and associated economic values, provided by urban and rural trees, woodlands and forests. It is becoming increasingly clearer with each passing day ... READ MORE
Urban forest conservation is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of arboriculture and urban forestry takes place in a value laden context. Science and technology represent the tools by which we carve out these social values within the ... READ MORE
Urban Development and Ecological Degradation - Part I. Introduction
As human population continues its logarithmic pattern of growth, it increases demand for ecosystem goods and services while consequent urban development is leading to degradation ... READ MORE
Florida’s future urban forest will dramatically influence the practice of traditional forms of forestry and urban forestry.
The rapid urbanization of Florida is evidenced by the expansion and densification of cities, and continued population ... READ MORE
The City of Tampa, Florida developed and adopted an advanced assessment and mitigation strategy for urban forest canopy conservation. This strategy supports the City's Urban Forest Management Plan (Northrop et al., 2013) that links forest monitoring ... READ MORE
Adaptive Urban Forest Management - Part #1 Introduction
Urban forestry is both ecological science based, and value driven. Its current social and bio-physical context is unprecedented.
It is appropriate to think of urban forest management ... READ MORE