Urban and Peri-Urban Forestry

September 5th, 2015 Italy


By: Checked

Urban forests can be defined as networks or systems comprising all woodlands, groups of trees, and individual trees located in urban and peri-urban areas; they include, therefore, forests, street trees, trees in parks and gardens, and trees in derelict corners. Urban forests are the backbone of the green infrastructure, bridging rural and urban areas and ameliorating a city’s environmental footprint. Urban and peri-urban forestry (UPF) is the practice of managing urban forests to ensure their optimal contributions to the physiological, sociological and economic well-being of urban societies.

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