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Urban forestry and it’s importance tara prasad shiwakoti

  1. 1. Welcome and Good Morning
  2. 2. Urban Forestry and it’s Importance A term paper on Silviculture Presenter: Tara Pd. Shiwakoti Roll No: 4
  3. 3. Presentation Outline • • • • • • • Introduction Component of Urban Forestry Importance of Urban Forestry Urban Forestry in Global context Urban Forestry in Nepal Conclusion Major Challenges
  4. 4. Introduction • The art, science, and technology of managing trees and forest resources in and around urban community ecosystems for the physiological, sociological, economic, and aesthetic benefits trees provide society (Helms 1998, based on Miller 1997). • The “national forestry action programme” (NFAP) of South Africa defines urban forestry as an integrated approach, where the planting, care and management of trees in urban and peri-urban areas is undertaken in order to secure economic, environmental and social benefits for urban dwellers.
  5. 5. Component of Urban Forestry • Arboriculture: Focuses on planting, cultivation, and health management of the urban trees • Arbor ecology: Create, enhance habitat for human and other biological organisms • Arbor economics: Deals with monetary aspect of urban forestry • Arbor planning: It determine what future needs of the urban forest will be • Arbor sociology: It looks at trees as means of improving the quality of urban life
  6. 6. Importance • Social Benefit: Recreation opportunity, Improvement of home and work environment etc. • Aesthetic and Architectural Benefit • Climatic and Physical Benefit: Cooling and wind control, Air pollution reduction • Ecological Benefit: Bio-tops for flora and fauna in urban environment • Economic Benefit: Value of market price benefit, increase property value • Helps to deal with the recent climate change issues
  7. 7. Urban Forestry in Global Context • It was develop in 1960s in North America as an innovative approach to manage urban ecology, in Europe during 1990s • The total economic value of water conservation provided by Beijing’s forests was US$ 0.63 billion, and the economic benefit per hectare was equal to US$ 688 (Biao et al. 2010).
  8. 8. Urban Forestry in Nepal • Urban forestry in Nepal is still at a primitive stage • 17% of the population lives in urban areas of Nepal (CBS, 2011) • Rate of urban growth is 6.5% per annum, is highest in South Asia (MoEST, 2001). • High importance of Urban Forestry for the better management of urban ecosystem.
  9. 9. Conclusion • High Potentialities of Urban Forestry • Urban Forestry can be effective only through public, private and local people’s partnership • Status of Urban Forestry is poor and unsystematic • The greenery in the surrounding is decreasing due to unplanned urbanization
  10. 10. Major Challenge • Don’t have appropriate plan, program and activities for the promotion of Urban Forestry • Policies lacking • Obtaining and maintaining public support and funding • Lack of coordination and cooperation • Inadequate research on ecological, socioeconomic and management aspects of forestry practices in urban areas .
  11. 11. Thank you