Tree City USA Bulletin Archive


#1: How to Prune Young Shade Trees

This illustrated, easy-to-follow guide teaches you how to shape and guide a shade tree when it's young so that it is tall, straight, and healthy whe… Topics: pruning, planting,

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#2: When a Storm Strikes

With the exception of mistreatment by humans, never is danger to a tree greater than during the inevitable trial by storm. The pounding of rain or h… Topics: storm damage, pruning, safety, public relations,

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#6: How to Hire an Arborist

Around the home or along the avenue, trees are one of our most valuable assets. They are also a long-term investment. Like any investment our trees… Topics: pruning, training,

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#8: Don't Top Trees!

Tree topping is the senseless brutalizing of older trees. It brings about the disfiguration of America´s forest, striking some communities li… Topics: pruning, safety,

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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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#10: Plant Trees for America

Awareness of a need is the first step toward action to meet that need, but only citizen action can transform awareness into a world with more trees.… Topics: planting, public relations, pruning,

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#12: What City Foresters Do

Throughout America´s cities, more shade trees are dying than are being replaced. Scarce financial resources are being wasted on plantings tha… Topics: training, volunteers, public relations, safety,

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#14: How to Kill a Tree

The urgency to spotlight needless destruction of trees has reached a critical level. Most of the destruction is preventable if people only realized… Topics: water, soil, roots ,

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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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#19: How to Select and Plant a Tree

Encouraging America to plant trees is a worthwhile goal, but i´s only ´half the story.´ Whether planting two trees in the front y… Topics: planting, water, pruning,

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