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Delivering a multi-functional and resilient urban forest

Hale, J.D.; Pugh, T.A.M.; Sadler, J.P.; Boyko, C.T.; Brown, J.; Caputo, S.; Caserio, M.; Coles, R.; Farmani, R.; Hales, C.; Horsey, R.; Hunt, D.V.L.; Leach, J.M.; Rogers, C.D.F.; MacKenzie, A.R.

Tree planting is widely advocated and applied in urban areas, with large-scale projects underway in cities globally. Numerous potential benefits are used to justify these planting campaigns. However, reports of poor tree survival raise questions about the ability of such projects to deliver on their promises over the long-term. Each potential benefit requires different supporting conditions—relating not only to the type and placement of the tree, but also to the broader urban system within which it is embedded. This set of supporting conditions may not always be mutually compatible and may not persist for the lifetime of the tree. Here, we demonstrate a systems-based approach that makes these dependencies, synergies, and tensions more explicit, allowing them to be used to test the decadal-scale resilience of urban street trees. Our analysis highlights social, environmental, and economic assumptions that are implicit within planting projects; notably that high levels of maintenance and public support for urban street trees will persist throughout their natural lifespan, and that the surrounding built form will remain largely unchange ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/110104082
Veröffentlicht am 07.11.2018
DOI: 10.3390/su7044600
Zitationen: 8
Web of Science
Zitationen: 4
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
KITopen-ID: 110104082
HGF-Programm 12.02.02 (POF III, LK 01)
Erschienen in Sustainability
Band 7
Heft 4
Seiten 4600-4624
Schlagworte urban, forest, tree, resilient, resilience, ecosystem services, scenarios, systems, futures
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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