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Article: Multipurpose census methodology to assess urban forest structure in Hong Kong

TitleMultipurpose census methodology to assess urban forest structure in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCompact city
Forest structure
Heritage tree
Hong Kong
Planting plan
Species composition
Species diversity
Tree census
Issue Date2008
PublisherInternational Society of Arboriculture. The Journal's web site is located at http://joa.isa-arbor.com/
Citation
Arboriculture And Urban Forestry, 2008, v. 34 n. 6, p. 366-378 How to Cite?
AbstractSurveys of urban forests in the compact city environment of Hong Kong were initiated in 1985 and regularly updated thereafter. Roadside trees were evaluated first in a tree census and reported in this article followed by urban parks, public housing estates, and special habitats such as old stone walls or special specimens such as heritage trees. The survey method aimed at collecting comprehensive data to echo both tree conditions and tree-environmental interactions. Detailed information was gleaned, with the help of well-trained assistants, on tree sites, tree growing space, tree structure, and tree defects and disorders. A field record form was designed, pilot-tested, and refined to solicit responses to multiple choices or direct measurements to minimize subjectivity and errors in data recording and entry. The study also identified potential planting sites, registering suitability for tree growth, site characteristics, and dimensions. Data fields were designed to be quantitative or convertible to ordinal ranks to facilitate statistical analysis. Locations of trees and planting sites were marked on large-scale maps to permit spatial analysis. Besides statistical analysis, community ecology attributes and custom-designed indices were used to assess urban forest structure. The multipurpose method could be appropriately adjusted for use in other compact city areas. © 2008 International Society of Arboriculture.
DescriptionFulltext link: http://joa.isa-arbor.com/request.asp?JournalID=1&ArticleID=3073&Type=2
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60257
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dc.contributor.authorJim, CYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationArboriculture And Urban Forestry, 2008, v. 34 n. 6, p. 366-378en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0278-5226en_HK
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dc.descriptionFulltext link: http://joa.isa-arbor.com/request.asp?JournalID=1&ArticleID=3073&Type=2-
dc.description.abstractSurveys of urban forests in the compact city environment of Hong Kong were initiated in 1985 and regularly updated thereafter. Roadside trees were evaluated first in a tree census and reported in this article followed by urban parks, public housing estates, and special habitats such as old stone walls or special specimens such as heritage trees. The survey method aimed at collecting comprehensive data to echo both tree conditions and tree-environmental interactions. Detailed information was gleaned, with the help of well-trained assistants, on tree sites, tree growing space, tree structure, and tree defects and disorders. A field record form was designed, pilot-tested, and refined to solicit responses to multiple choices or direct measurements to minimize subjectivity and errors in data recording and entry. The study also identified potential planting sites, registering suitability for tree growth, site characteristics, and dimensions. Data fields were designed to be quantitative or convertible to ordinal ranks to facilitate statistical analysis. Locations of trees and planting sites were marked on large-scale maps to permit spatial analysis. Besides statistical analysis, community ecology attributes and custom-designed indices were used to assess urban forest structure. The multipurpose method could be appropriately adjusted for use in other compact city areas. © 2008 International Society of Arboriculture.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInternational Society of Arboriculture. The Journal's web site is located at http://joa.isa-arbor.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofArboriculture and Urban Forestryen_HK
dc.subjectCompact cityen_HK
dc.subjectForest structureen_HK
dc.subjectHeritage treeen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPlanting planen_HK
dc.subjectSpecies compositionen_HK
dc.subjectSpecies diversityen_HK
dc.subjectTree censusen_HK
dc.titleMultipurpose census methodology to assess urban forest structure in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailJim, CY:hragjcy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume34en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage366en_HK
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