Bonnie Appleton, Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech; Susan French, Research Specialist, Virginia Tech; Brenda Johnson-Asnicar, Graduate Student, Hampton Roads AREC, Virginia Tech; Diane Relf, Horticulture, Virginia Tech; Susan Day, Forestry, Virginia Tech; Richard Nunnally, Chesterfield VCE; and
This article by Dan Burden, Senior Urban Designer - Glatting Jackson and Walkable Communities, Inc., illustrates the key benefits of the urban forest. Here is an excerpt:
"In looking for solutions to stormwater runoff it is important to consider an integrated approach that uses other water conservation, water retention, flood management, and pollution control strategies. Community solutions include but are not limited to: porous pavement, vegetated swales an
Site surveys were conducted on residential properties in Sacramento, California, and residents were given questionnaires about whether they had added trees to their properties, their motivations for planting trees, and the extent and frequency of their maintenance of the trees ontheir properties.