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Glossary

Good condition – “Good to excellent branch placement, lack of uncorrectable co-dominant leaders, good pruning history. Canopy generally full and balanced, good foliage color, vigor and shoot elongation typical of species, lack of visible or uncontrollable pests. Conditions ideal to favorable for full development to species potential, sufficient room for canopy and root growth, irrigation and soils exist to sustain development” (ArborPro, Inc., 2008). Green infrastructure - “strategically planned and managed networks of natural lands, working landscapes and other open spaces that conserve ecosystem values and functions and provide associated benefits to human populations” (ImagineAustin, 2012). Greenbelt – a land use designation for a linear area that prevents urban development and ensures natural growth within its boundary. Heritage tree – “a tree that has a diameter of 24 inches or more, measured 4.5 feet above natural grade, and is one of the following species: Texas ash, Bald cypress, American elm, Cedar elm, Texas madrone, Bigtooth maple, all Oaks, Pecan, Arizona walnut, or Eastern black walnut” (City of Austin Code, § 25-8-602). Invasive species - non-native organisms likely to spread, disrupting the natural balance of an ecosystem (ISA, 2013). i-Tree Eco – “a software application designed to use field data from complete inventories or randomly located plots throughout a community along with local hourly air pollution and meteorological data to quantify urban forest structure, environmental effects, and value to communities” (USDA, U.S. Forest Service, 2013). i-Tree Street – “an analysis tool for urban forest managers that uses tree inventory data to quantify the dollar value of annual environmental and aesthetic benefits: energy conservation, air quality improvement,

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Profile for Austin Urban Forestry Program

Austin's Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property  

Today, urban forests are increasingly considered an element of a much larger green infrastructure network. Within this network, the urban fo...

Austin's Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property  

Today, urban forests are increasingly considered an element of a much larger green infrastructure network. Within this network, the urban fo...