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Title: City of Boulder, Colorado Municipal Tree Resource Analysis

Author: McPherson, E.G.; Simpson, J.R.; Peper, P.J.; Gardner, S.L.; Vargas, K.E.; Xiao, Q.;

Date: 2005

Source: [Technical Report]. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research. 66 p

Publication Series: Miscellaneous

Description: Boulder is a vibrant city, renowned for its livability and cultural wealth and well known for its Smart Growth policies that protect and restore environmental quality while enhancing economic opportunity. The city maintains trees as an integral component of the urban infrastructure. Research indicates that healthy trees can mitigate impacts associated with the built environment by reducing stormwater runoff, energy consumption, and air pollutants. Trees improve urban life, making Boulder a more enjoyable place to live, work, and play. Over the years, the people of Boulder have invested millions of dollars in their municipal forest. The primary question that this study asks is whether the accrued benefits from Boulder’s municipal forest justify the annual expenditures?

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McPherson, E.G.; Simpson, J.R.; Peper, P.J.; Gardner, S.L.; Vargas, K.E.; Xiao, Q. 2005. City of Boulder, Colorado Municipal Tree Resource Analysis. [Technical Report]. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research. 66 p

 


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