Course detail

LCF5865 - Urban Forestry

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
120 hours

Demóstenes Ferreira da Silva Filho

To deepen the knowledge on how to evaluate the risks of the presence and absence of
trees in urban spaces. Observing the conflicts between human activities and the tree
population in public roads, squares, parks, yards and other urban spaces. In addition, how
trees can be evaluated from a physiological and biomechanical point of view.

1 - The urban forest space, history and concepts. Values and functions of trees in urban ecosystem, 2 - Importance of
variability and diversity of forest species for use in cities. Factors affecting nutrient cycling in the city. Causative factors
of "stress" in urban trees, 3 - Criteria for selection of species for use in cities. Criteria and studies on human interference
with the growth of trees. Damage assessment and injuries in urban trees. Concepts and procedures related to the
canopy architecture and way of growth, 4 - Field research to evaluate the urban forest. Qualitative and quantitative
inventory of public roads afforestation. Computerized tree inventories and ublic opinion polls. 5 - Remote sensing, data
sources, costs and free geographic information systems. Studies on indicators to assess the structure of urban forest
using vertical images, 6 - Selecting headquarters in the urban forest and implications for management. Index-based
selection and effective population size. Introduction of other locations seeds, 7 - Studies for planning the urban forest
system management units for different situations and structures.

Urban forestry and urban greening
Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Landscape and Urban planning
Urban climate
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