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Title: Urban and community forests of the Mid-Atlantic region: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Author: Nowak, David J.; Greenfield, Eric J.
Publication: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-47. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 38 p.
Key Words: urban forestry, tree cover, impervious cover, classified land cover, ecosystem services,
Abstract: This report details how land cover and urbanization vary within the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania by community (incorporated and census designated places), county subdivision, and county. Specifically this report provides critical urban and community forestry information for each state including human population characteristics and trends, changes in urban and community lands, tree canopy and impervious surface cover characteristics, distribution of land-cover classes, a relative comparison of urban and community forests among local government types, determination of priority areas for tree planting, and a summary of urban tree benefits. Report information can improve the understanding, management, and planning of urban and community forests. The data from this report is reported for each state on the CD provided in the back of this book, and it may be accessed by state at: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/data/urban.
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