Life cycle curves linked to root zone colonization space for urban trees as a foundation to meet urban forest design and longevity goals
In an increasingly urban world society, there is a need to provide fit habitats for urban dwellers. Toward that end, the development of methods for urban tree and whole urban canopy management is foundational for the provision of a quality environment. Life cycle curves are a convenient method which can be developed for specific or generalized service value provisions. Furthermore, such curves can be developed on common design forms and tree typologies within a regional species palette. A series of studies in New Jersey and Florida inform the idea to suggest the feasibility and merit of such an approach for urban tree management planning.
Grabosky, J. (2017). Life cycle curves linked to root zone colonization space for urban trees as a foundation to meet urban forest design and longevity goals. Acta Hortic. 1189, 363-370
urban tree canopy, environmental services