Volume 18 No. 3 – Suitable Species for Urban Forestry 3b
Urban forestry is the care and management of tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment. Urban forestry advocates the role of trees as a critical part of the urban infrastructure.
With an extensive and healthy urban forest, air quality can be drastically improved. Trees help to lower air temperature and lesser urban heat island effect in urban areas. This reduction of temperature not only lowers energy use, it also improves air quality, as the formation of ozone is dependent on temperature. It also helps increase wildlife population, and mitigates the overall urban environmental impact.
These two issues (Vol. 18, no. 2 and no. 3) of RISE have been reproduced based from DENR Recommends on Suitable Species for Urban Forestry. These issue are intended to provide information for people, especially urban planners, on what species of trees or plants are suitable for urban forestry. It contains information on species distribution, characteristics, site requirements, uses and propagation techniques.
May our readers find these issues informative and useful.