Urban Tree Growth and Longevity

Source: U.S. Forest Service

Lisle, IL (September 2012) – A special issue of Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 2012 (38(5): 171) contains a series of papers related to urban tree growth and longevity. This new research and information targets improved management of urban trees and forests, as well as assessing their function and value. The papers in this issue were presented at the Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Conference held on September 12–13, 2011 at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. Read all the papers.

This international conference brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss the current state of knowledge concerning urban tree growth and longevity. The conference covered four topic areas: 1) Descriptive studies of tree growth, longevity, and mortality, 2) Roles of tree production and sales on tree growth and longevity, 3) Roles of site design and tree selection on tree growth and longevity, and 4) Roles of tree and site management on tree growth and longevity.

The objectives of the conference and these papers are to develop collaboration among professionals and researchers to help identify important gaps in our knowledge, foster discussions about promising new methodologies, prioritize research and education needs, and outline a course of action for future research and outreach on urban tree growth and longevity. A few additional papers from the conference will be published in a special section of a future issue of this journal.

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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 2012 (38(5): 171) (Read all the papers)