The Structure and Composition of Gainesville's Urban Forest in 2016
Gainesville Downtown UF/IFAS file photo
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Urban Forestry
Ecosystem Services

How to Cite

Andreu, Michael G., Caroline A. Hament, David A. Fox, and Robert J. Northrop. 2019. “The Structure and Composition of Gainesville’s Urban Forest in 2016: FE344/FR413, 6/2019”. EDIS 2019 (3).


Trees in cities were formerly thought of merely as a collection of individuals found along streets and incorporated into landscaping. However, urban trees are now viewed as being part of a unique forest type, and understanding the urban forest’s structure and composition is an important first step towards managing it. This 4-page fact sheet written by Michael G. Andreu, Caroline A. Hament, David A. Fox, and Robert J. Northrop and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation aims to provide a broader understanding of the urban forest in the city of Gainesville, Florida.
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