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Northern Research Station
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
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Urban Natural Resources Stewardship

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Publications and Products


Romolini, Michele; Grove, J. Morgan; Locke, Dexter H. 2013. Assessing and comparing relationships between urban environmental stewardship networks and land cover in Baltimore and Seattle. Landscape and Urban Planning. 120: 190-207.

King, Kristen L.; Locke, Dexter H. 2013. A comparison of three methods for measuring local urban tree canopy cover. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 39(2): 62-67.

Locke, Dexter; Grove, J. Morgan; Lu, Jacqueline W.T.; Troy, Austin; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath P.M.; Beck, Brian. 2010. Prioritizing preferable locations for increasing urban tree canopy in New York City. Cities and the Environment 3(1):18 p.

Reports and Newsletters


Technical Guide

Raciti, S.; Galvin, M. F.; Grove, J. M.; O'Neil-Dunne, J. P. M.; Todd, A.; Clagett, S. 2006. Urban Tree Canopy Goal Setting: A Guide for Chesapeake Bay Communities, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern State & Private Forestry, Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Annapolis, Md.

Related Briefing Papers


Locke, D. H.; O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M.; Galvin, M. G.l Grove, M. J. 2014. Increasing Urban Tree Canopy: A Suite of Geographic Information System Tools. 2014 Clark University GIS Week Poster Session. November 21, 2014. (15 mb pdf)

For presentations and an informative video on the UTC process, check out About UTC section of this site.

Last Modified: 12/13/2016