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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#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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#4: The Right Tree for the Right Place

Anyone can list the many benefits of trees – shade, beauty, windbreak, privacy, cleaner air, less noise, less glare, and higher property values to n… Topics: right tree, soil, pests,

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#5: Living with Urban Soils

Soils and soil management are especially critical in urban settings where the work of nature has largely been altered by human activity. Your knowle… Topics: soil, water,

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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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#7: How to Save Trees During Construction

Saving trees during construction often requires courage by an individual – especially in communities where the common practice is simply to bu… Topics: construction, soil, public relations, roots ,

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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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