Tree inventory of UBC Farm to accelerate agroforestry research Sunderland, Terry; Borah, Joli
Juxtaposed with the agricultural production systems at the UBC Farm is a large area of second growth forest that is currently classified as an area for agroforestry. While this forest is not currently actively managed for agroforestry or forestry production, it provides an unparalleled resource on campus for research and learning. The objective is to undertake a 100% inventory of all trees >10cm diameter at breast height (DBH), identify and record them in an UBC campus-wide database format, and share the data on an open-source platform for students and researchers at UBC to access. This will provide the necessary baseline for further research on urban forestry, ecosystem services, biodiversity, climate change, potential sustainable timber production, and agroforestry, among others, to take place at UBC Farm. It represents an essential tool for the future sustainable management of the remaining forest on the UBC Farm.
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