Increased heat and sustained drought will stress water sources and redefine urban landscapes.
Eighteen (56%) of the thirty-two trees planted were alive after 14 years. The Texas red oak and chinquapin oak experienced zero mortality. The Colorado mesquite lost only one tree of the four planted followed by the escarpment live oak and RP pistache with 50% mortality. The LH desert willow had one survivor out of four after 14 years and the DM palo verde experienced 100% mortality. (2014) By E. Gregory McPherson, PhD Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program PSW Research Station, USDA Forest Service and Shannon N. Albers, MS Civil & Environmental Engineering University of California, Davis.