Tree City USA Bulletin Archive


#3: Resolving Tree-Sidewalk Conflicts

In resolving conflicts between trees and sidewalks, as in so much of life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

With careful plan… Topics: construction, roots , soil,

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#9: How to Write a Municipal Tree Ordinance

A tree ordinance provides an opportunity to set good policy and back it with the force of law when necessary. Ideally, it will provide clear guidanc… Topics: ordinances, planting, pruning, law,

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#11: How to Prevent Tree/Sign Conflicts

Through improved signage, proper planting and planned tree care, an improved business environment can be created and both the businesses and the com… Topics: public relations, laws, ordinances,

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#15: How to Recognize and Prevent Hazard Trees

Worrying about hazards has resulted in the unnecessary removal of many trees. Although the problem of hazard trees needs to be addressed by every l… Topics: pruning, safety,

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#30: Ten Tree Myths to Think About

Community foresters and tree board members encounter many myths that affect the management of trees. These myths form a barrier to better community… Topics: pruning, roots, water,

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#31: Tree Protection Ordinances

Ordinances can safeguard street trees, assure beautiful landscaping in commercial areas, and prevent woodlands from disappearing as shopping malls a… Topics: ordinances, construction, public relations, law ,

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#35: How to Protect Trees During Underground Work

Tree roots in cities and towns must share limited underground space with a plethora of underground utilities. There, in those crowded conditions, t… Topics: soil, roots, public relations,

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#49: Trees and the Law

When trees are the issue in a dispute, it is important to rely on an experienced attorney for advice. This bulletin is full of helpful tips dealing … Topics: laws, ordinances, safety,

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#54: How to Grow A Great Tree Board

Tree Boards go by many names, including commissions, councils and committees, but their potential for service is universal, and they are needed in c… Topics: training, volunteers, public relations,

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#55: How Trees Can Retain Stormwater Runoff

One of the most overlooked and underappreciated services of trees is their ability to reduce the volume of water rushing through gutters and pipes f… Topics: water, roots, soil, laws,

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