Sources for More Information
Bulletin #54: How to Grow a Great Tree Board
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.
Here are a few online sources that can help strengthen any tree board:
- Iowa’s Trees Forever web site contains numerous downloadable publications.
- The Georgia Forestry Commission provides an >outline of duties for the officers of tree boards. These may be helpful in creating job descriptions as described in Bulletin 54.
- Some tree boards are strictly advisory and some actually are responsible for the tree work that gets done in their communities. A web publication from Penn State University provides an >outline for annual work planning for the latter (PDF, 56.7 KB). Parts of the list are helpful to any tree board.
- The International Society of Arboriculture is an excellent source of education material. This site also lists training opportunities.
Tree City USA Standards
Tree boards or a tree department is one of the >four requirements for a community to achieve the Tree City USA award.
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