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Submitted by jonathanrubi on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:44

Effects of tree management techniques were gathered by randomly selecting trees on the University of Massachusetts - Amherst campus and the surrounding area. Factors identified were

- Number of tree cavities: characterized as a semi-enfolded hallow that naturally has occurred within the trunk or branch of a tree.

- number of branches: counted from the main trunk of the observed tree

- understory diversity: characterized as the underlying layer of vegetation and measured at a maximum of 4 feet from the root of the trunk. Understory diversity also includes nests and species inhibited on the trunk or branches of the tree.

- human infrastructure: characterized as the distance from an area of the tree to the closest man-made structure. These structures included roads, pavement, cable wires, storm drains and buildings.