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Last Updated: 25-10-2019 15:21
Dale, A. G., Youngsteadt, E., Frank, S. D. 2016. Forecasting the Effects of Heat and Pests on Urban Trees: Impervious Surface Thresholds and the ’Pace-to-Plant’ Technique. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. International Society of Arboriculture. Volume 42, Number 3. Pages 181-191
Green infrastructure, Impervious, Planning, Trees, Urban, Urban trees, Urbanization, Impervious cover, Temperature
This paper assesses the relationships between impervious cover, temperature, pest insect abundance, and street tree health (specifically Acer rubrum, red maple). The study developed impervious cover thresholds that can be used for planting site prioritization. It also presents the ”pace-to-plant” technique, which is an in-field technique used to estimate impervious cover around a planting site.