, 2006, 1: 103–118.
LASY MIEJSKIE – PRZEGL¥D WYBRANYCH ZAGADNIEÑ
NA PODSTAWIE LITERATURY
URBAN FORESTS – LITERATURE REVIEW ON SELECTED TOPICS
Abstract. Literature concerning urban forests is very extensive and covers prac-
tically all the aspects related to forests in urban areas. The article gives histori-
cal review, a present concept of urban forests, and the results of the first forest
inventories in urban areas. It also describes functions of urban forests and for-
estry, issues concerning forest policy, and rules of forest management. The arti-
cle is concluded with the section on economic aspects of urban forests.
Key words: urban forests, urban areas, forest functions.
Instytut Badawczy Leœnictwa, Zak³ad Ekonomiki i Polityki Leœnej, 00-973 Warszawa, ul. Bitwy
Warszawskiej 1920 r. 3, A.Kaliszewski@ibles.waw.pl