The urban forest of Nanjing city: Key characteristics and management assessment

Sophia Shuang CHEN, Chi Yung JIM

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Abstract

To improve and inform adaptive management efforts for China’s urban forests, this chapter focuses on (1) an analysis of the key attributes of the city’s tree population, and relates them to selected urban factors that are known determinants of urban tree growth; and (2) an evaluation of the pertinent aspects of urban forest management, including organization, operation, and relevant regulations. Nanjing, a principal city in east China, with a human population of 2.2 million, has been chosen for this study because it has high tree cover (about 30% of total urban area), a long urban development history, and a rapid rate of expansion and redevelopment, as have many other cities in China. Therefore, recommendations derived from this study in Nanjing, which has relatively good tree cover and tree condition, could serve as a model for a large number of other Chinese cities. Copyright © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcology, planning, and management of urban forests
EditorsMargaret M. CARREIRO, Yong-Chang SONG, Jianguo WU
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages259-278
ISBN (Electronic)9780387714257
ISBN (Print)9780387714240
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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adaptive management
redevelopment
urban development
forest management
urban area
city
history
evaluation
human population
attribute
rate
analysis
science
regulation
recommendation

Citation

Chen, S. S., & Jim, C. Y. (2008). The urban forest of Nanjing city: Key characteristics and management assessment. In M. M. Carreiro, Y.-C. Song, & J. Wu (eds.), Ecology, planning, and management of urban forests (pp. 259-278). New York: Springer.

Keywords

  • Green space
  • Urban forest
  • Residential neighborhood
  • Urban tree
  • Street tree