Tree appraisal methods and their application - First results in one of Budapest's districts

A. Hegedüs, M. Gaál, R. Bérces

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Abstract

Street trees provide a number of environmental and social benefits, including contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation and providing urban green space. In all settlements is important to know the quantity and quality of the trees and develop up-to-date tree cadastres. Frequently there is a need to place a monetary value on amenity trees, therefore several methods with different approaches have been developed. In our paper we discuss and compare some widely applied international and Hungarian methods taken into consideration their benefits and disadvantages. A tree survey was done in the year 2010, in one of the greenest districts of Budapest. Based on the survey species composition, distribution by age of the trees, condition of the trees, proportion of the fruit and ornamental trees were analysed and calculations were done regarding the tree values. Results show that good judgement through experience is important in selecting the method to use, for no one method can be used under every condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-423
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Ecology and Environmental Research
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Budapest
  • Párkányi method
  • Radó method
  • Tree appraisal
  • Tree value calculation

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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Tree appraisal methods and their application - First results in one of Budapest's districts. / Hegedüs, A.; Gaál, M.; Bérces, R.

In: Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2011, p. 411-423.

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