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Sources for More Information

Bulletin #39: Putting Trees to Work


  • Urban Forestry–Planning and Managing Urban Greenspaces by Robert W. Miller. Waveland Press. 502 pp.
    Second edition. An excellent text and reference book that includes a valuable section on the practical benefits of community trees.

  • Backyard Woods
    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 newsletter, Inside Agroforestry, on use of trees and shrubs in agricultural systems and urban settings. Free online or in print format.

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