Journal: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Using ground penetrating radar to locate and categorise tree roots under urban pavements

Abstract Street trees are commonly associated with pavement cracking and lifting, resulting in costly repair of the pavement and/or removal of the affected tree/s. This study used Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to evaluate the effectiveness of three different prototype permeable pavement designs in reducing pavement damage caused by street tree roots (Melaleuca quinquenervia). Initial tests conducted in a …

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Remote sensing of urban green spaces: A review

A knowledge of the characteristics of urban green spaces (UGSs) such as their abundance, spatial distribution and species composition, has an important role in a range of fields such as urban geography…

Variations in urban forest allergy potential among cities and land uses

Highlights Natural forests composition can have a substantial impact on pollen allergenicity in cities. Cities developed within Pinaceae forests tend to have lower allergenic potential. Forests/open spaces had slightly higher allergenic potential than developed areas. On average, less than 10 % of city leaf area is within the lowest allergenic class. Abstract Tree pollen with allergenic potential …

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