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A method for locating potential tree-planting sites in urban areas: a case study of Los Angeles, USA
- A GIS-based method for locating potential tree-planting sites based on land cover data is introduced. Criteria were developed to identify locations that are spatially available for potential tree planting based on land cover, sufficient distance from impervious surfaces, a minimum amount of pervious surface, and no crown overlap with other trees. In an ArcGIS environment, a computer program was developed to iteratively search, test, and locate potential tree-planting sites by virtually planting large, medium and small trees on plantable areas, with large trees given priority as more benefits are expected to accrue to them. A study in Los Angeles, USA found 2.2 million potential planting sites, approximately 109.3 km2 of potential tree canopy cover.
Wu, C. , Xiao, Q. , McPherson, E.G.
urban forestry , spatial data , trees , spatial distribution , urban areas , geographic information systems , case studies , canopy , vegetation cover , remote sensing , spectral analysis , multispectral imagery , planting , California
- Includes references
- Urban forestry & urban greening 2008 May 15, v. 7, issue 2
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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