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Susan Barton, Jules Bruck, and Chad Nelson

in three major regions of Brazil: Mata Atlantica (Atlantic forest), Pantanal (wetland), and Amazon (rain forest). Students also visited gardens throughout Brazil to compare and contrast garden styles and to learn firsthand how natural areas inspire

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Amy L. McFarland

aesthetically poor gave reasons pertaining to lack of naturalness. Wolf (1996) also explained that research has revealed that urban forests also provide a more satisfying quality of life for urban residents. With findings such as these that indicated a

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Nikolaos Ntoulas, Panayiotis A. Nektarios, Thomais-Evelina Kapsali, Maria-Pinelopi Kaltsidi, Liebao Han, and Shuxia Yin

as forests, mountains, and hillslopes. The creation of an elevated urban greenway system through green roof construction and networking demands broad applications over extended surfaces of existing city buildings. Thus, in an effort to improve the

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Jessica D. Lubell-Brand and Mark H. Brand

-over forested land ( Hightshoe, 1988 ). C. peregrina can fix nitrogen and form nodules in association with an Actinomycete fungus ( Dirr, 2011 ). Origin ‘Blue Sea’ originated from an open pollination of an unnamed maternal plant of C. peregrina of

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Geoffrey C. Denny, Michael A. Arnold, and Wayne A. Mackay

Drought, salinity, and alkaline soils are common problems faced by many arborists, urban foresters, landscapers, and homeowners. Kelsey and Hootman (1990) found that many urban street tree planter soils could be classified as saline or sodic

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Stephen B. Prentice and Tina M. Waliczek

scenes of urban environments. Additionally, only the nature groups showed significant improvement in their attention levels. Using a similar protocol, Shin et al. (2011 ) found that subjects who walked in the forest showed significant improvement in

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Shawna Loper, Amy L. Shober, Christine Wiese, Geoffrey C. Denny, Craig D. Stanley, and Edward F. Gilman

resulting in significant disturbance to soils. Studies have shown that urban soils often lack natural soil horizons ( Jim, 1998 ), are significantly compacted ( Gregory et al., 2006 ; Jim, 1998 ), can have alkaline pH ( Jim, 1998 ; Law et al., 2004 ), and

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Rochelle R. Beasley and Paula M. Pijut

. Plant 47 250 256 Poland, T.M. McCullough, D.C. 2006 Emerald ash borer: Invasion of the urban forest and the threat to North American’s ash resource J. For. 104 118 124 SAS Institute 2002 SAS software version 9.1. Cary, NC Stevens, M.E. Pijut, P.M. 2012

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Amy L. Shober, Kimberly A. Moore, Nancy G. West, Christine Wiese, Gitta Hasing, Geoffrey Denny, and Gary W. Knox

and establishment of the urban forest: A collection of five studies Urban For. Urban Green. 7 195 206 10.1016/j.ufug.2008.03.001 Kidder, G. Hanlon, E.A. Yeager, T.H. Miller, G.L. 2009 IFAS standardized fertilization recommendations for environmental

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Laura A. Warner, Amanda D. Ali, and Anil Kumar Chaudhary

. 2006 Benefit-based audience segmentation: A tool for identifying nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) owner education needs J. For. 104 8 419 425 Saurí, D. 2013 Water conservation: Theory and evidence in urban areas of the developed world Annu. Rev