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Sustaining Urban Forests

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Journal of Arboriculture 29(1):49-55


The significance of the urban forest resource and the powerful forces for change in the urban environment make sustainability a critical issue in urban forest management. The diversity, connectedness, and dynamics of the urban forest establish the context for management that will determine the sustainability of forest structure, health, functions, and benefits. A dynamic planning and management model is presented that encourages decisions that will support sustainability through the implementation of collaborative and adaptive management.


Urban forest; adaptive management; collaborative; sustainability; regeneration; tree systems; forest health


Dwyer, John F.; Nowak, David J.; Noble, Mary Heather. 2003. Sustaining Urban Forests. Journal of Arboriculture 29(1):49-55

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