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Social and Economic Benefits of Trees in Cities

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Abstract:

A study in Sacramento, California, indicates that there is a relationship between the satisfaction levels of neighborhood park users and the landscape character of such parks. Trees are perceived as an important natural feature in the urban landscape and have an influence on property values. These relationships present significant opportunities for the application of forestry expertise in urban environments.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Environmental Planning and Member of the Environmental Planning and Management Faculty at the University of California, Davis

Publication date: February 1, 1977

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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