n Southern African Forestry Journal - Urban forestry - a cinderella science in South Africa? : guest editorial




Extracted from text ... Southern African Forestry Journal - No. 208, November 2006 1 Guest Editorial Urban forestry - A cinderella science in South Africa? INTRODUCTION The benefits of forests (in their broadest sense) and of trees to the natural environment and rural communities are well known throughout the world, including in South Africa (e.g. see chapters in Lawes et al. 2004). The presence of these benefits has also been extrapolated to urban situations, where natural forests and veld might be left in situ, or trees planted in public spaces, or in private gardens. These benefits span the social, aesthetic, health, environmental and economic ..


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