Sources for More Information
Bulletin #39: Putting Trees to Work
Urban Forestry–Planning and Managing Urban Greenspaces
by Robert W. Miller. Waveland Press. ssss502 pp.
Second edition. An excellent text and reference book that includes a valuable section on the practical benefits of community trees.
This 44-page publication by the Arbor Day Foundation encourages productive and enjoyable use of private woodlands of any size.
Below are three good starting points for understanding the philosophy behind permaculture.
Introduction to Permaculture
by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Slay. Tagari Publications.
Permaculture Two–Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture
by Bill Mollison. Tagari Publications.
Food Not Lawns–How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community
by H.C. Flores. Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Also type “permaculture” into your favorite search engine for more information.
Conservation Trees is an Arbor Day Foundation booklet that explains the many ways to use trees on the land and offers tips for their pruning and care.
The National Agroforestry Center issues a periodic online newsletter, Inside Agroforestry, on use of trees and shrubs in agricultural systems and urban settings.
Quick Links to Key Websites
- The Illinois Water Survey offers excellent suggestions for using trees to stabilize creek banks.
- Visit the Hazelnut Consortium for ways to use hazelnuts as a sustainable crop with myriad environmental and economic benefits.
- The many practical benefits of trees have been documented by researchers in the U.S. Forest Service. Find the results summarized at the website of the Urban Ecosystems and Processes.