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dc.contributor.authorSwanner, Sarah Thompson
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:53:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:53:01Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.otherswanner_sarah_t_200712_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/swanner_sarah_t_200712_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24510
dc.description.abstractThis project documented and geographically referenced the historic and horticulturally significant trees of Georgia. Nominations of significant trees were accepted from garden clubs, city arborists and foresters, extension agents and the general public who wished to submit their tree(s) to be evaluated for possible acceptance to the registry. Significant trees were measured, evaluated for overall condition, photographed, and geographically referenced using GIS and GPS technology. The locations of 220 significant trees were examined relative to historic communities, transportation systems, population centers, and geographic regions. Population density explained 24% of the significant trees distribution. Significant trees within five miles of the 1874 Georgia railroad system accounted for 75.0% of all significant trees. Significant trees were categorized according to their significance, and the Historic category included 55.9% of the significant trees. All significant trees were given a condition rating, and 85.00% of the significant trees were within the excellent condition rating range.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectcommunity trees
dc.subjecteco-psychology
dc.subjectenviro-culture
dc.subjectethnobotany
dc.subjectGeorgia history
dc.subjecthistoric trees
dc.subjectsocio-history
dc.subjectSouthern environmental history
dc.subjecttree significance
dc.subjecturban forestry
dc.titleHistoric and horticulturally significant trees of Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentHorticulture
dc.description.majorHorticulture
dc.description.advisorTim Smalley
dc.description.committeeTim Smalley
dc.description.committeeMarc van Iersel
dc.description.committeeKim Coder


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