Assessment of Urban Tree Diversity of Kadapa City, Andhra Pradesh
Trees in urban ecosystem are very important as they protect the environment and maintain the ecological balance by reducing air and noise pollution. The purpose of avenue trees in urban areas is as ornamentals, shade giving, aesthetic and medicinal value. A small study has been undertaken to assess the avenue and other amenity tree species in the urban areas of Kadapa city of Andhra Pradesh, India. Totally 58 species belonging to 51 genera and 27 families are inventoried which are grown as avenue trees, ornamentals, shade plants etc. All these species are grown in different areas of the city. They are mainly grown in the road dividers, along road sides, premises of government offices and educational institutions, temple yards, house yards etc.