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Lecture 12

FOR400Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Urban Forestry, Urban Forest, Ginkgo


Department
Forestry
Course Code
FOR400Y1
Professor
Ning Yan
Lecture
12

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FOR400Y - Lecture 12: Forest conservation along the urban-rural gradients (An
Overview)
February 5, 2018
Urbanization
- Not a new process, has been happening for a long long time
- Started with the first permanent settlements
- From villages to mega-polis
- Green space, forests and trees have been part of urban areas
- Having various roles
- Utilitarian
- Ornamental
- Magnolia trees
- Japanese cherry trees
- Spiritual
- Gingko trees
- Old plant but no natural habitats of gingko left
- Was saved in temples
- Environmental
Understanding urban forest
Historically:
- Always consider historical parts of urban forestry
- Urban forestry has developed differently in North America than it has in
Europe and Africa
- EX: In Europe, when they think about urban forestry, they’re thinking
about woodlands mostly (i.e. forests around the city)
Geographically and Ecologically
Culturally
- EX: Italian cultures value fruit trees while other cultures find them as a nuisance
Professionally
- Forestry, landscape, architecture, and other schools
- Arboriculturists, horticulturists, foresters
Each urban forest is unique
- Geographic position
- Natural environment
- Topography
- EX: Ravine topography
- Geology, soil and climate
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