Resource Author: Brack, Cris

Urban forest responses to climate change: A case study in Canberra

Abstract Climate change is affecting tree growth and vitality, including potentially accelerating growth rate or exacerbating drought stress. Physiological and phenological changes of a tree may eventually disrupt the beneficial effects that it provides to the ecosystem (‘ecosystem services’). This research examined how the urban forest in Canberra has responded to climate change in the …

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Urban Trees: Growing miracles and an untapped resource

C.L. Brack Australian National University Introduction There is no doubt that urban trees provide valuable services. Many individuals spend significant time and resources planting and maintaining trees (Figure 1), and as Mansfield et al (2002) note “…everyone has observed that the first thing people do in new, clear-cut subdivisions is plant trees.” The services provided …

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