Research article


Allu Revathi Devi1 , Vijayalaxmi J2 . Ramesh Srikonda3 .

Online First: November 21, 2022

The street trees play a key role for the urban neighborhoods. Given the harsh urban conditions its necessary to select trees and maximize their benefits. Many urban areas have a poor understanding of the importance of street trees and their sustainability, which presents a gap in our knowledge of selection of street trees. The tree species selection process defines the steps necessary to select a tree species that is appropriate for a given location. Investigations on urban As per Silvera Seamans (2013), sustainability has traditionally been defined as the balancing of environmental health, economic development, and equity or fair access to environmental and economic benefits. Nicholas in his study trees across various cities have consistently defined that ‘Street trees are trees located in the public right of way.’ (S Nicholas 2020). When considering street trees in residential neighborhoods, sustainability is yielded in many ways. However, the purpose of including street trees has changed significantly over the last several decades. They used to be placed for beautification purposes. Today, they provide stormwater reduction, the Key words: street tree, sustainability, neighborhood tree species selection have confirmed the use of environmental, social, and economic criteria. This study presents the methodological aspects of a proposed selection process for the key urban street tree species. This enables us to have a better understanding of selection of tree species in urban areas from the literature study to build up suggestions for decision-makers about possible new approaches for urban arboriculture and planning of the street vegetation


street tree, sustainability, neighborhood