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Tree City USA Bulletin #10—Sources for More Information
Books to Help With Planting Trees
Books about tree planting and care are plentiful. You can order the best of these books online and help a good cause at the same time. Simply go to arborday.org/books for a list of books used in conferences and seminars at Lied Lodge & Conference Center or recommended by our speakers and writers. Other books may also be ordered through this Web site. A portion of each sale made in this way is used to help support the programs of the Arbor Day Foundation.
Help in Working With Partners
The following publications are available from the Arbor Day Foundation:
Urban & Community Forestry—A Practical Guide to Sustainability by James R. Fazio
A comprehensive guide to action in any community where trees are valued—or should be. Emphasis is on working in partnership with others both internally on a tree board and externally with people ranging from politicians to under-represented populations.
How to Work with Volunteers—Effectively by James R. Fazio
This is Tree City USA Bulletin No. 36. Other bulletins also provide helpful information. The entire set of bulletins, in 3-ring binders, makes a great reference library for tree boards.
A Special Book
A popular book that combines help in both planting and organizing/working with volunteers is The Simple Act of Planting a Tree by Andy and Katie Lipkis. Andy is the founder of TreePeople, one of the organizations used as an example in Bulletin 10. Andy and Katie’s book can be either purchased or viewed online.
Links to Organizations Mentioned in Bulletin 10
- Tree Trust
- Trees for Houston (Trees for Schools)
- Park People (Denver Digs Trees)
- Los Angeles Conservation Corps
- Plant Amnesty
Other Pages at arborday.org
Explore arborday.org and you will find much more information about tree planting, tree care, and volunteer programs. Be sure to not miss our page on Volunteer Tree Planting.
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