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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
Ongoing urbanisation of society has led to the increasing importance of urban green spaces as contributors to the quality of the urban environment and urban life across the globe. Forest and tree resources have a wide range of socio-cultural, economic and environmental values. In order to optimise these values in a sustainable way, within the framework of a range of urban pressures and problems, integrated approaches and research for the planning & design, selection & establishment, and management of urban forests and trees are asked for.
Urban forestry offers considerable potential to meet this demand. It can be defined as the art, science and technology of managing trees and forest resources in and around urban community ecosystems for the physiological, sociological, economic and aesthetic benefits trees provide to society (Helms 1998). Its study topic, the urban forest, ranges from urban and peri-urban woodland to parks, private gardens and street trees.
IUFRO Unit 6.07.00 has the aims to:
Reports on the state-of-knowledge of urban forestry (research) in Asia, Europe and North America have appeared in the following IUFRO publications:
Key references for the current state of urban forestry in Europe respectively North America are also:
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