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Tree inventories in the urban environment

methodological development and new applications

Östberg, Johan (2013). Tree inventories in the urban environment. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2013:29
ISBN 9789157677976
[Doctoral thesis]

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Urban tree inventories are being employed to an increasing extent by a diverse group of users for a wide range of applications. This has resulted in large numbers of different parameters being recorded and a variety of methods being used by researchers and practitioners. Despite this, the potential of comparative studies has not been fully realised and there is a lack of understanding on how to link research objectives with choice of parameters and methods. This thesis therefore sought to support the development of a common framework that can facilitate synergies between different groups that use and/or collect data on individual urban trees.

The common framework was developed through comparative analyses linking objectives, choice of tree inventory methods, and parameters to collect at single tree level. Based on this a typology of contemporary urban tree inventory methods for data collection at single tree level is presented followed by a standard list of tree inventory parameters to include in urban tree inventories developed in a Delphi study with participation of academics, arborists, and city officials. The Delphi study revealed possible synergy effects between these stakeholder groups. Examination of the use of existing tree inventory databases resulted in a list of species that have caused root intrusion and a species distribution analysis of 10 major cities in the Nordic countries. These results can be used to make tree inventories comparable and to show how existing databases can be used to gain new knowledge, both for researchers and practitioners.

Authors/Creators:Östberg, Johan
Title:Tree inventories in the urban environment
Subtitle:methodological development and new applications
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :2013
Number of Pages:78
I.Nielsen, A., Östberg, J. & Delshammar, T. 201X. Urban tree inventory methods for collection of data at single tree level – a critical review and evaluation. (Submitted).
II.Östberg, J., Delshammar, T., Wiström, B. & Nielsen, A. 2013. Grading of parameters for urban tree inventories by city officials, arborists and academics using the Delphi method. Environmental Management 51(3): 694-708.
III.Sjöman, H., Östberg, J. & Bühler, O. 2012. Diversity and distribution of the urban tree population in ten major Nordic cities. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 11(1): 31-39.
IV.Östberg, J., Martinsson, M., Stål, Ö. & Fransson, A.M. 2012. Risk of root intrusion by tree and shrub species into sewer pipes in Swedish urban areas. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 11(1): 65-71.
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Inst. för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU/LTJ - Partnership Alnarp
SLU - Environmental assessment > Data from Environmental Assesment (FoMA) is used
ISBN for printed version:9789157677976
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F50 Plant structure
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Agrovoc terms:urban areas, street trees, introduced species, indigenous organisms, urban forestry, roots, root systems, damage, forest inventories, data collection, classification, methods
Keywords:Root intrusion, species distribution, Delphi study, tree inventory parameters, typology, native, exotic, street trees, urban forest, practitioners, urban forestry
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ID Code:10299
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Deposited By: Johan Östberg
Deposited On:26 Apr 2013 11:43
Metadata Last Modified:13 Dec 2014 20:33

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