Scientists & Staff

Eric Greenfield

State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry
1 Forestry Drive, 5 Moon Library
Syracuse, NY, 13210-2778
Phone: 315-448-3214

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Current Research

Dynamics of urban land cover change


  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Ph.D. , 2005
  • State University of New York University at Albany Rockefeller, College of Public Affairs and Policy, M.A. , 1996
  • State University of New York Binghamton University, Harpur College, B.A. , 1990

Professional Organizations

  • New York Urban Forestry Council
  • University Neighborhood Preservation Association
  • International Society for Ecological Economics
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • International Society of Arboriculture

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National Research Highlights

Tree cover change in urban areas by state

Declining U.S. Urban Tree Cover

Year: 2018

Urban forests in the United States conservatively provide over $18 billion in annual benefits. Between 2009 and 2014, tree cover in urban areas dropped from 40.4 percent to 39.4 percent with 44 states showing a decline in tree cover. Total net loss of benefits is estimated at $96 million per year.

Last modified: Monday, March 18, 2019