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  • Dates:
    June 2012 through May 2014

This project will integrate content management, GIS mapping, and communication technologies to support work efforts for effective management of Tampa's urban forest.

Project Results / Publications:

  • City of Tampa 2011 Urban Forest Analysis: The Structure, Composition, Function and Economic Benefits of Trees and the Urban Forest. Final Report to the City of Tampa, September 2013   Link

    Shawn M. Landry, Michael G. Andreu, Robert J. Northrop and Carolyn C. Rhodes

    The City of Tampa Urban Ecological Assessment provides a detailed scientific look into the economic and ecological values of the City of Tampa’s urban forest. This report provides detailed information about the distribution of Tampa’s tree canopy cover, results of extensive field sampling that describe forest composition, structure and health, and model results that quantify the economic benefits and ecosystem services provided by Tampa’s urban forest.

  • City of Tampa Urban Forest Management Plan   Link

    Robert J. Northrop, Kathy Beck, Rob Irving, Shawn M. Landry and Michael G. Andreu

    This strategic plan for the management of Tampa’s urban forest addresses the numerous challenges to growing and maintaining a healthy urban forest in an efficient manner. It was developed with a 20-year planning horizon to meets the challenge of programmatic continuity by planning on a long time framework. It provides guidance for intermediate 5-year city-wide work planning as well as direct input into short-term annual departmental operational plans and decision-making.