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    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

    Results of a Literature Review-Cost of not maintaining Trees


    Existing urban forest literature is strongest in its quantification and qualification of the benefits and care of trees, and not in its ability to assess the results of lack of investment in trees. This talk presents the results of a literature review on the costs, commissioned by the ISA Science and Research Committee. 

    We will discuss insights gained from literature in four main topic areas: biological aspects of tree care, management/institutional aspects of tree care, economic aspects of tree care, and, finally, lessons from outside the field of arboriculture and urban forestry.


    Jessica M. Vogt (presenter) is a doctoral student in Environmental Science (emphasis on Urban Ecology and Urban Forestry) at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC), and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, Bloomington. Vogt is also a 2012 Garden Club of America Urban Forestry Fellow.

    Burnell C. Fischer (co-author) is Co-Director of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, a Clinical Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), and an Affiliated Faculty at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), all at Indiana University, Bloomington. He teaches courses in urban forestry and urban ecology, both of which he designed and established at SPEA.

    Richard Hauer (co-author) is an Associate Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and teaches courses in urban forestry, landscape design, nursery management and operations, woody plants, and dendrology.

    Climbers' CornerTree Academy

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