National Forest Health Monitoring Program Urban Forests of Wisconsin: Pilot Monitoring Project 2002 Summary
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United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA 19073,
Trees in cities can contribute significantly to human health and environmental quality. Unfortunately, little is known about the urban forest resource and what it contributes locally, regionally, and nationally in terms of ecology, economy, and social well-being. To better understand this resource and its values, the Forest Health Monitoring and Urban and Community Forestry Programs within the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Forest Service Research and Development, initiated a pilot study to sample trees within all urban areas across various States. Urban forest structure, functions, health, and values in Wisconsin were analyzed using the Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) Model. Results from this report demonstrate the value of collecting and analyzing urban forest data and can be used to advance the understanding and management of urban forests to improve human health and environmental quality. The data from this project will help fill a national data gap related to trees within urban areas and help provide data on ecosystem services and values provided by urban forests.
KeywordsNA-FR-05-07 Summary; NA-FR-05-07; fhm; forest health monitoring; pest risk; urban forest; urban frestry; urban forest population; urban areas; dieback; forest health; Fraxinus americana; Acer negundo; Populus tremuloides; Picea glauca; and Acer platanoides; emerald ash borer; FIA plot system and FIA/FHM data; UFORE; urban forests condition; risk assessment;
Buckelew Cumming, Anne ; Nowak, David; Twardus, Daniel; Hoehn, Robert; Mielke, Manfred; Rideout, Richard. 2007. National Forest Health Monitoring Program Urban Forests of Wisconsin: Pilot Monitoring Project 2002 Summary. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Newtown Square, PA 19073,