How To Build A Sustainable Urban Forest

The development of a healthy urban forest is an opportunity on a local, regional, national, and global scale for individuals in land development professions to participate in long-range environmental sustainability for our society.
May 13, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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There are now local, regional, national, and global opportunities for individuals in a wide variety of land development professions to participate in long-range environmental sustainability for our society. A common element of all of these efforts is the importance of a healthy urban forest. In the United States it is estimated that 90 percent of the entire population now lives within the boundaries of what is defined as urban forest. Additionally, the total yearly economic value of urban forest services is more than $400 billion...To achieve sustainability of our rapidly expanding urban ecosystems and deliver the maximum level of benefits to the inhabitants, the urban forest must have three components: 1. Healthy Tree Resource; 2. Comprehensive Management; 3. Community-wide Support;

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Published on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 in Land Development Today
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