TREE Fund Research Report

“A Site Index for Urban Trees” by Bryant Scharenbroch, Ph.D.

Introduction: Site and soil assessment is a critical component of urban tree and forest management. Urban sites and soils are extremely variable. Current urban soil maps are often not available, and even if they are, they do not tell us about the suitability of the site for an urban tree or forest. Consequently, arborists and urban foresters must be able to assess sites and soils for the trees they manage. A practical and accurate approach for site assessment is needed for arboriculture and urban forestry.

Read Dr. Scharenbroch’s complete Research Report and also get to know him a little better in our “Behind the Research: Meet Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch” article by clicking here.

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