What Tree To Plant? Selecting Trees Fit for the Future, Dr. Greg McPherson and Dr. Alison Berry
This study extends previous research that developed the Pest Vulnerability Matrix and Municipal Forest Report Card by expanding analyses beyond pest threat to include tolerances to drought, storms and sea level rise. Earlier research focused recommendations on what not to plant. This study will provide new information on what to plant by developing and applying a rigorous species evaluation process.
2017 Update from Dr. McPherson: Thanks for your support for the Climate-Ready Tree Study. Here are three handouts for you to share with the California urban forestry community.
Each 4-pg handout describes the study, discusses each tree, and maps the location of planting sites. Special thanks to Erika Teach for putting these together.