Evaluation of the Planning, Implementing, and Monitoring of the Urban Forest in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Isabelle Maria Jacqueline Meunier, José Antônio Aleixo da Silva, and Crueza Maria dos Santos
Abstract: Techniques for planning, implementing, and monitoring urban forest management in the Municipal Department of Recife, Brazil, were analyzed. During two months in 1996, planting and pruning programs were also evaluated. We observed an absence of planning and a failure to employ technical approaches in species selection, installation, and pruning. We identified such problems as planting trees of medium size under power lines, use of saplings of poor form, insufficient space for the growth of the trees, lack of fertilization and other cultural treatments, inadequate pruning, and inefficient systems for follow-up monitoring and evaluation. An urban forest management plan was recommended to the city.