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Article: A planning strategy to augment the diversity and biomass of roadside trees in urban Hong Kong

TitleA planning strategy to augment the diversity and biomass of roadside trees in urban Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsHong Kong
Potential planting sites
Roadside greenspace
Roadside trees
Species selection
Tree planting plan
Urban greening
Urban trees
Issue Date1999
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/landurbplan
Citation
Landscape And Urban Planning, 1999, v. 44 n. 1, p. 13-32 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong's urban environment has an extremely high development density pervasively filled by buildings and roads. Little ground-level space is left for amenity planting within and without town lots, resulting in a cramped city matrix with inadequate green cover. The community desires for more and better trees for cityscape enhancement and environmental amelioration. A city-wide roadside-tree census was conducted recently together with a survey of potential planting sites (PPS) with a view to augmenting tree biomass and diversity in the long run. Sites with a suitable plantable corridor were evaluated in detail in the field to glean data on growing-space geometry (configuration and dimensions) and qualitative attributes (adjacent land use, building setback, unpaved soil, and air quality). Some 1094 PPS with a total capacity for 12063 trees had been studied. Most PPS are spatially scattered and small, each with <14 trees capacity. A suite of 111 species had been selected for suitable dimensional and amenity attributes to fit the harsh and tight roadside sites, and to avoid the currently rampant discordance between trees and habitats. Environmental conditions within and in the vicinity of individual PPS, with an emphasis on plantable-space geometry, were matched with species characters. A strategy was adopted to maximize final biomass, floristic variety and ornamental functions especially attractive flowers and seasonal changes. A 5 year master planting plan was designed with site-specific species recommendations and a schedule giving priority to tree-deficient and readily-available localities. The landscape in 398 more streets will be improved with congruous trees. A similar green-planning strategy could be applied to other cities with a congested urban morphology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86087
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dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:12:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:12:44Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLandscape And Urban Planning, 1999, v. 44 n. 1, p. 13-32en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0169-2046en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86087-
dc.description.abstractHong Kong's urban environment has an extremely high development density pervasively filled by buildings and roads. Little ground-level space is left for amenity planting within and without town lots, resulting in a cramped city matrix with inadequate green cover. The community desires for more and better trees for cityscape enhancement and environmental amelioration. A city-wide roadside-tree census was conducted recently together with a survey of potential planting sites (PPS) with a view to augmenting tree biomass and diversity in the long run. Sites with a suitable plantable corridor were evaluated in detail in the field to glean data on growing-space geometry (configuration and dimensions) and qualitative attributes (adjacent land use, building setback, unpaved soil, and air quality). Some 1094 PPS with a total capacity for 12063 trees had been studied. Most PPS are spatially scattered and small, each with <14 trees capacity. A suite of 111 species had been selected for suitable dimensional and amenity attributes to fit the harsh and tight roadside sites, and to avoid the currently rampant discordance between trees and habitats. Environmental conditions within and in the vicinity of individual PPS, with an emphasis on plantable-space geometry, were matched with species characters. A strategy was adopted to maximize final biomass, floristic variety and ornamental functions especially attractive flowers and seasonal changes. A 5 year master planting plan was designed with site-specific species recommendations and a schedule giving priority to tree-deficient and readily-available localities. The landscape in 398 more streets will be improved with congruous trees. A similar green-planning strategy could be applied to other cities with a congested urban morphology.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/landurbplanen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLandscape and Urban Planningen_HK
dc.rightsLandscape and Urban Planning. Copyright © Elsevier BV.en_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPotential planting sitesen_HK
dc.subjectRoadside greenspaceen_HK
dc.subjectRoadside treesen_HK
dc.subjectSpecies selectionen_HK
dc.subjectTree planting planen_HK
dc.subjectUrban greeningen_HK
dc.subjectUrban treesen_HK
dc.titleA planning strategy to augment the diversity and biomass of roadside trees in urban Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailJim, CY:hragjcy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0169-2046(98)00113-3en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume44en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage13en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
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