Table 1.

Familiarity with different aspects of urban and community forestry as indicated by community leaders in Mississippi during 2004 by community size (n = 159).

Inhabitants< 2,000 count (%)2,000–10,000 count (%)> 10,000 count (%)Total count (%)
Erosion reduction
Aware31 (35.6)17 (42.5)26 (81.3)74 (46.5)
Unaware12 (13.8)12 (30.0)    3 (9.4)27 (17.0)
Not applicable44 (50.6)11 (27.5)    3 (9.4)58 (36.5)
Wildlife habitat
Aware30 (34.5)14 (35.0)25 (78.1)69 (43.4)
Unaware13 (14.9)15 (37.5)  4 (12.5)32 (20.1)
Not applicable44 (50.6)11 (27.5)    3 (9.4)58 (36.5)
Aesthetics
Aware21 (24.1)22 (55.0)26 (81.3)69 (43.4)
Unaware22 (25.3)  7 (17.5)    3 (9.4)32 (20.1)
Not applicable44 (50.6)11 (27.5)    3 (9.4)58 (36.5)
Recreation
Aware27 (31.0)18 (45.0)23 (71.9)68 (42.8)
Unaware16 (18.4)11 (27.5)  6 (18.8)33 (20.8)
Not applicable44 (50.6)11 (27.5)    3 (9.4)58 (36.5)
Air quality
Aware24 (27.6)20 (50.0)24 (75.0)68 (42.8)
Unaware19 (21.8)  9 (22.5)  5 (15.6)33 (20.8)
Not applicable44 (50.6)11 (27.5)    3 (9.4)58 (36.5)