NCSU Campus Forest Inventory: Data Collection Method for Sustainability Management

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Title: NCSU Campus Forest Inventory: Data Collection Method for Sustainability Management
Author: Rudder, Charles
Abstract: Abstract Rudder, Charles L. Master of Natural Resources – Environmental Impact Analysis and Assessment. NCSU Campus Forest Inventory: Data Collection Method for Sustainability Management North Carolina State University encompasses nearly 2300 acres of land within the capitol city of Raleigh, North Carolina. The management of the university’s urban forest is aided by a tree inventory consisting of landscaped trees on campus. This project’s goal was to update this inventory, test a more efficient method for updating the data and incorporate data analysis into the tools available to Grounds Management staff. Within the areas inventoried, the urban forest was shown to be young and in “good” condition. The forest is also providing value as a carbon sink and serves to mitigate some air pollution caused by modern life. The project revealed some of the benefits of this inventory including its use in maintenance activities and as a tool for establishing a tree planting program. This database of information can also serve as a starting point for having the university recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Publisher: North Carolina State University. College of Natural Resources
Date: 2011-05-20
Series/Report No.: Master of Natural Resources Professional Papers (North Carolina State University. College of Natural Resources)
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.4/4170


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