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Wednesday, November 11 • 9:15am - 9:45am
More than Maples: The Ecological Benefits of Street Trees in Syracuse, New York

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Emily Bukowski*, Syracuse University

Street trees are an integral part of urban forest management plans. They provide a variety of benefits to the communities they are planted in, such as atmospheric carbon dioxide reductions, energy savings, storm water mitigation and increased aesthetic value. Working with partners from the City of Syracuse and Onondaga Earth Corps, Syracuse Community Geography addressed a number of questions regarding the city’s urban forest, such as: How are street trees distributed by neighborhood? What environmental and health benefits do these trees provide the communities they are located within? How do neighborhoods compare to each other regarding street tree distribution and benefits? Using data from the City Arborist, we created a map-book of 31 Syracuse neighborhoods that includes a map of all street trees by size class, a size class histogram, a table listing top species in the neighborhood, other descriptive statistics about the neighborhood’s street trees, and a breakdown of the benefits provided by those trees as calculated by the US Forest Service’s i-Tree program. We found that street tree distribution varies greatly between neighborhoods, thus creating an unequal distribution of ecosystem services provided by those trees.

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Emily Bukowski

Syracuse University



Wednesday November 11, 2015 9:15am - 9:45am
Lake Champlain A

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