Origins of the Chicago Urban Forest: Composition and Structure in Relation to Presettlement Vegetation and Modern Land Use

Fahey, Robert T.; Bowles, Marlin L.; Mcbride, Jeanette L.
September 2012
Arboriculture & Urban Forestry;Sep2012, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p181
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study that explores relationships among modern land use, presettlement vegetation, and urban forest canopy structure, size structure, and composition in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan region. The study investigated patterns in species composition and forest structure across the urban forest continuum of the Chicago metropolitan region. It examined the primary gradients in species composition and structure in the urban forest.


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