Tree-canopy characteristics and urban development in Hong Kong

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Abstract

Tree-canopy coverage and configuration in built-up areas of Hong Kong are the focus of this study. It examines the areal associations of tree-canopy features with landuse and urban-growth history. Tree canopy is classified by geometric criteria of coverage, shape, connectivity, and contiguity. Three main canopy types, each with three variants, are identified: isolated, linear, and connected. The unevenly distributed canopy is predominantly low, scanty, and disconnected. Comprehensive planning is required to modify current patterns. Copyright © 1989 American Geographical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-225
JournalGeographical Review
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989

Citation

Jim, C. Y. (1989). Tree-canopy characteristics and urban development in Hong Kong. Geographical Review, 79(2), 210-225. doi: 10.2307/215527

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