Publication Details

Urban forests

Publication Toolbox

  • Download PDF (24.0 MB)
  • This publication is available only online.

Year Published

2016

Publication

In: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, eds. Future forests of the northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 271-298. Chapter 10.

Abstract

Trees and forests are resources that significantly affect the health and well-being of people who live in urban areas where more than 80 percent of the U.S. population resides. These trees within our cities and communities provide many ecosystem services and values to both urban and rural populations. Healthy urban and rural forests are critical for sustaining quality of life for people in urban areas, but many forces could change the quantity and quality of urban trees and forests in the coming decades.

Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Citation

Nowak, David J.; Greenfield, Eric J. 2016. Urban forests. In: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith, eds. Future forests of the northern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-151. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 271-298. Chapter 10.

Last updated on: May 9, 2016