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Arquitectura y Urbanismo

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CASTILLO RODRIGUEZ, Larisa  and  PASTRANA FALCON, José Carlos. El Vedado’s Tree-lined Streets and Built Space: Composition, Distribution and Conflicts. au [online]. 2015, vol.36, n.2, pp.93-118. ISSN 1815-5898.

The compilation of data inventories regarding the distribution, composition, availability and structure of the variety of trees species in a certain urban area constitutes a necessary stage in urban forestry management. Havana’s El Vedado has been historically characterized by its tree-lined streets. However, the current quantitative and qualitative deficiencies of its tree species affect significantly the urban image of the area and the well-being of its inhabitants, while also restricting the benefits provided by the trees and increasing their vulnerability. This paper presents a report of the first results of a spatial database of El Vedado’s tree-lined streets, created through meticulous identification of tree species and the spaces where they belong. The data collected include information on basic aspects such as tree composition, density, size, growth performance and limitations.This type of study may prove very useful in helping to identify the characteristics that maybe used to select tree species better suited for landscape design in urban areas of Cuba.

Keywords : street tree; tree management; tree selection; green spaces; landscape; urban forestry; urban biodiversity; urban ecology; El Vedado; Havana.

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