Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can beneﬁt city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests. Tree selection is an important decision point for managers wanting to transition to a more stable and resilient urban forest structure. This study describes a ﬁve-step process to identify and evaluate the performance of promising but infrequently used tree species.
Performance testing to identify climate-ready trees
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