Thesis / Dissertation

Assessing growth rates and standing biomass yield of urban trees

Lui Alberto Orozco-Aguilar, Denise Johnstone (ed.), Stephen J Livesley (ed.), Cris Brack (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Currently models used to quantify tree carbon stocks and growth rates do not consider the unique issues inherent in urban tree growth and management. This research addresses these knowledge gaps in urban forestry by examining: 1) the reliability of a faster method for assessing growth rate, 2) the extent of decayed wood in urban trees and its effect on stored carbon and; 3) canopy structure and standing volume distribution of several urban tree species in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Assessing the accuracy of resistance drilling (RD) to perform ring analysis on Quercus robur, Ulmus procera, and Platanus x acerifolia trees was done by comparing core-derived growth series with the corresp..

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