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Temporal and spatial variation in garden and street trees in six eastern Australian cities


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Kirkpatrick, JB ORCID: 0000-0003-2763-2692, Daniels, GD and Davison, AG 2011 , 'Temporal and spatial variation in garden and street trees in six eastern Australian cities' , Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 101, no. 3 , pp. 244-252 , doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.02.029.

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Trees are an economically, socially and culturally important component of cities, yet, in single city studies,
appear to be less dense in areas of low income and educational status than in areas of high income and
education status. We found that this pattern occurred in six Australian cities over the period 1961–2006,
with conditions in 1961 predicting those in 2006. Tree presence in gardens conformed similarly to predictors
between cities, but the presence of street trees and the type of both street or garden trees did
not. Our data suggest that it would be possible to plan to double the number of street trees in Australian
cities in present circumstances, but that significant increases in garden tree numbers would depend on
increasing the income and higher education attainment of lower socioeconomic groups.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kirkpatrick, JB and Daniels, GD and Davison, AG
Journal or Publication Title: Landscape and Urban Planning
ISSN: 0169-2046
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.02.029
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