Tree City USA Bulletin Archive


#27: How to Manage Community Natural Areas

Wooded areas in and around our communities can prevent soil erosion, cleanse the air, buffer noise, counter the heat-absorbing effects of buildings … Topics: inventories, public relations,

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#28: Placing a Value on Trees

It is easy to think of reasons why trees in a community are important, but it is more difficult trying to assign a dollar value. This is because tr… Topics: economics, inventories, public relations,

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#29: How to Plan for Management

If there is a single action that could advance the care of trees in most communities, it is the development of a well thought-out plan. Planning ca… Topics: public relations,

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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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#34: How to Fund Community Forestry

Community forestry programs require more than enthusiasm and dedication. They require technical skills, modern equipment, time and materials &ndash… Topics: economics, public relations,

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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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#36: How to Work With Volunteers Effectively

Volunteers can help communities fill the gap when there isn´t enough money to do all that is needed to plant trees or to care for those we hav… Topics: volunteers, public relations, planting, training,

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#42: Working With Children

Tree planting, improving the environment, and children go hand in hand. All are the future, the hope for tomorrow. Working with children is one of… Topics: children, public relations, training,

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#43: Selling Tree Programs

Like any other public program, trees and tree management in your community must pass through the filter of public opinion. Only with favorable publ… Topics: public relations,

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#44: What Ails Your Tree?

In the urban forest, insects and disease pests vie with urban sprawl and construction for the top cause of tree mortality. How is one to know a ser… Topics: pests, right tree, inventories, public relations, storm damage, economics,

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