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Managing Natural Resources: A Guide for Municipal Commissions
Managing Natural Resources: A Guide for Municipal Commissions - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.25
This publication serves as a guide for municipalities on the planning and management of street trees, parks, and open space as important community assets. More
Annual Community Tree Budget Worksheet Annual Community Tree Budget Worksheet - Downloadable

Annual Community Tree Budget Worksheet

William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

A budget estimates costs for the year, including costs of anticipated program growth. All tree budgets should provide for tree removals, pruning, and planting. More
Annual Work Schedule for Community Trees Annual Work Schedule for Community Trees - Downloadable
This worksheet is helpful to arborists in developing a yearly work schedule. Categories include, planning, planting, pruning, removals. other tasks, and public relations/fund raising. More
Planting Trees in Your Community Forest
Planting Trees in Your Community Forest - Articles Articles

Planting Trees in Your Community Forest

Sanford S. Smith, Ph.D., William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

This publication includes tree-related puzzles, projects, and other activities. It covers tree parts, types, how to plant trees, insects and diseases that affect trees, and more. More
A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects
A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects - Articles Articles

A Guide to Preserving Trees in Development Projects

Henry Gerhold, Ph.D., Larry Kuhns, William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

This publication explains tree health and environmental considerations and details how to preserve trees. More
Working with the Media: A Guide for Volunteer Organizations and Commissions
Working with the Media: A Guide for Volunteer Organizations and Commissions - Articles Articles
This publication provides information about public relations, rules for working with the media, and communications tools, as well as sample letters to the editor, op-ed pieces and news releases. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables
Board-Foot, Cubic-Foot, and Cubic-Meter Volume Tables - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.00
Calculate merchantable lumber volumes of all commercially important species in Pennsylvania. More
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