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Dealing with Local Timber Harvesting Ordinances
Dealing with Local Timber Harvesting Ordinances - Articles Articles
Timber harvesting is regulated by a fraction of Pennsylvania's local governments, but more municipalities are beginning to regulate harvesting in order to maintain forests for future generations. More
Improving the damaged soils left behind by construction will increase the survival of trees planted.
Understanding Tree Planting in Construction-Damaged Soils - Articles Articles
This article describes fabricated soils, which can be heavily compacted, polluted, and unfertile, full of trash and debris and have unhealthy high or low pH ranges. More
Planting and After Care of Community Trees
Planting and After Care of Community Trees - Articles Articles

Planting and After Care of Community Trees

William Elmendorf, Ph.D., Larry Kuhns

This publication is for people who plant trees in public landscapes, such as streets and parks, but its advice also is useful to those who plant trees around homes and businesses. More
Gardening From the Ground Up
Gardening From the Ground Up - Articles Articles
Soil health and best practices for urban gardens More
Pennsylvania Partners for Sustainable Forests
Pennsylvania Partners for Sustainable Forests - Articles Articles
Forests to meet today’s needs without compromising future sustainability. More
Community trees improve cities and towns, as seen in Philadelphia.
Community Tree Plans: A Guide for Tree Commissions and Advisory Councils - Articles Articles
This article explains planning hierarchies and putting tree planning into practice, including effective administration; analysis of hazardous trees; proper site preparation; and proper tree selection. More
Community Health
Community Health - Articles Articles
The Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership (PSCIP) is a collaborative project designed to radically reform pest management in underserved neighborhoods. More
Timber Harvesting in Pennsylvania: Information for Citizens and Local Government Officials
Timber Harvesting in Pennsylvania: Information for Citizens and Local Government Officials - Articles Articles
This article is designed to provide community leaders with a better understanding of timber harvesting and help them make administrative decisions. More
Open Parking Lot
The Role of Trees and Forests in Healthy Watersheds - Articles Articles
Managing stormwater, reducing flooding, and improving water quality. More
Sustaining and Funding an Urban Forestry Program
Sustaining and Funding an Urban Forestry Program - Articles Articles
This article offers tips and advice on how citizens and communities can find revenues and develop strategies to create a community tree program. More
Municipal Tree Commissions
Municipal Tree Commissions - Articles Articles

Municipal Tree Commissions

William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

This fact sheet explains how communities can form a tree commission to create and sustain an urban forestry program. More
Annual Budgets for Community Tree Programs
Annual Budgets for Community Tree Programs - Articles Articles
This article explains the essentials of budgeting for the costs of a community tree program each year. It includes a community tree budget worksheet. More
Annual Work Plans for Tree Commissions
Annual Work Plans for Tree Commissions - Articles Articles

Annual Work Plans for Tree Commissions

William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

Develop an annual work plan for a municipal tree commission to ensure public trees receive the regular care they need to remain attractive, healthy, and safe. More
Conducting a Community Tree Inventory
Conducting a Community Tree Inventory - Articles Articles

Conducting a Community Tree Inventory

William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

Street and park tree inventories provide information for the planning, design, planting, maintenance, and removal of community trees. More
Photo: Mike Masiuk
A Shade Tree With Benefits - Articles Articles
American yellowwood - Cladrastis kentukea, is a great shade tree that also is a lovely flowering tree. More
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