Sources for More Information
Bulletin #45: Trees For Better Streets
by Allan B. Jacobs
This is a very well-written, 344-page book that examines a wide range of physical and social elements to discover why some streets appeal to people so strikingly. Trees are part of that appeal, perhaps even the key to the "magic" Jacobs has noticed. Available from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press or through online book stores.
Georgia Model Urban Forest Book
Rapid growth and development of communities in Georgia was the stimulus behind this 78-page publication. Its purpose is to help citizens preserve or enlarge the tree canopy in their towns and cities. As a model, most of the concepts are applicable in cities nationwide, particularly the idea that trees need to be placed on the same level of importance as other critical infrastructure elements. Available from the Georgia Forestry Commission or downloadable online here.
More information about Environmental Interpretation
To learn more about the profession of interpretation, a good starting point is to visit the website of the National Association for Interpretation at: http://www.interpnet.com.
Search 'Green Neighborhoods'
There is a wealth of additional information online about improving our nation's streets and the role of trees and other important features. Find more sources by searching "Green Neighborhoods."