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Research Note

The role of urban trees and greenspaces in reducing urban air temperatures

This Research Note describes the negative impact that elevated urban temperatures can have on human thermal comfort and health and how urban green infrastructure can help lessen this impact.

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  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research topic

Urban tree management with CAVAT

In an exciting new project, Fera, Forest Research, and the CAVAT Exec Board have teamed up to determine – for the first time – the extent of CAVAT use across Great Britain, and to understand how and for what purposes CAVAT is being used.

Status: Completed

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  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research Report

Delivery of ecosystem services by urban forests

This Research Report looks at a broad range of urban forest-based ecosystem services and disservices and, using a literature review, links their provision with four aspects of urban forests (physical…

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Peer reviewed papers

Allometric relationships for urban trees in Great Britain

Tree allometry describes the relationships between tree biometric variables, such as tree diameter, height and crown width. Understanding of these relationships helps urban foresters to assess many of the economic…

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  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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i-Tree Eco

Bringing a fully functioning i-Tree Eco to the UK to support the quantification, valuation and resource management of urban trees, greenspaces and forests.

Status: Current

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
UKFS Practice Note

Planning for brownfield land regeneration to woodland and wider green infrastructure

The regeneration of brownfield land to green space can deliver multiple benefits to society and the environment through improvements in the quality of a site and its surrounding landscape. Successful…

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Land reclamation
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research Note

Air temperature regulation by urban trees and green infrastructure

A well-known effect of urbanisation is the warming of the local climate relative to surrounding rural areas, creating a phenomenon known as the ‘urban heat island’ (UHI). UHI intensity varies…

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  • Climate change
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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Benefits of green infrastructure

An in-depth technical report by Forest Research providing a synthesis of the evidence on the positive benefits which green infrastructure brings to society. A summary report is also available: Benefits…

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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Benefits of green infrastructure - summary report

A Summary Report by Forest Research providing evidence on the positive benefits which green infrastructure brings to society. A Technical Report is also available: Benefits of green infrastructure. By Land…

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
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Integrated remediation, reclamation and greenspace creation on brownfield land

An overview of how greenspace can be established and used in a sustainable regeneration context on brownfield land. By T. R. Hutchings, D. Sinnett, K. J. Doick, K. Pediaditi and A. J. Moffat. …

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  • Land reclamation
  • Urban trees and greenspaces