First Round Results: Dublin’s Tree Canopy Cover

Following the completion of the tree canopy assessment, we can now present the first complete canopy assessment for the Dublin urban area. Large spatial disparities are evident, with clear areas of abundant and absent canopy cover. The next step will be to overlay this tree canopy cover information with deprivation data, to identify if deprived areas are also impoverished in terms of tree canopy cover.

A roaring success! Urban Forests: The ecosystem value of trees in cities October 23rd 2015


The half-day event brought together international and Irish urban forestry experts to share their extensive knowledge with key Irish urban forestry stakeholders. With an audience consisting of over seventy governmental, industry and academic stakeholders a lively discussion took place concerning the opportunities and challenges urban forests and urban forest managers currently face.



From left to right: Drs David Nowak, Gerald Mills, Christy Boylan, Johan Östberg, Tine Ningal and Michael Brennan


Welcome to the UCD Urban Environment Research Group homepage. We are a group of researchers based in the School of Geography in University College Dublin (UCD) investigating multiple aspect of the urban environment. Research topics include; urban forests, urban climate, urban atmosphere and urban land use change.