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Urban Forestry Manual (g) - Urban Soils
Soil conditions greatly influence the growth and vigor of trees. Soil provides trees with water, oxygen, nutrients, and support for the root system. Roots need a healthy soil environment to grow in, and strong root development directly influences the growth of the above-ground parts of the tree.
Green Streets Active Practices Guidelines
Defines required green infrastructure features for Tucson (AZ) roadways
Tree Ordinance Resource List
A list of current resources to help communities develop tree protection ordinances.
10 Guiding Principles for Successful Ordinances
Outlines criteria for developing tree ordinances.
Tree Board Press Kit
Designed for community tree boards and tree advocacy groups. Includes a press release template. Word document version available from the publisher (see URL below).
Urban Tree Inventory and Management Program
Discusses urban forestry in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Urban Tree Risk Resources
An updated (14Jan2014) list of the current tree risk standards, BMPs, and eLearning modules.
Disaster Resources for Urban Foresters
Lists five published resources (including recent NUCFAC projects) that deal with urban tree risk management for disaster preparedness.
How Does the City Get What it Wants - Urban Forest-Related Ordinances - Abbey
Buck Abbey's Tuesday afternoon (3:15-5:00 p.m.) presentation at the 2013 UFI
What Does the City Have - Things to Consider - Johnson
Andra Johnson's Monday morning (10:15-11:15 a.m.) presentation at the 2013 UFI
Green Space and Stress: Evidence from Cortisol Measures in Deprived Urban Communities
More green space in deprived urban neighbourhoods in Scotland is linked to lower levels of perceived stress and improved physiological stress .
Select Online Resources for Forestry, Forest Products and Woody Biomass Operations Affected by Hurricane Sandy and Other Natural Disasters
In response to Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters, here is a quick list of select online resources for forest landowners, foresters, loggers, forest products business owners, woody biomass operators and utilization and marketing specialists.
Data Resources to Support Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery
Local and regional disaster planners and their partners should investigate the spatial datasets created and distributed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Restoration and Conservation of Coastal Forested Wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico
The purpose of this study was to review available information on freshwater forested wetlands (FFW) in the coastal zones (plus 25 miles) of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to identify wetland types, ecosystem functions and services, recent and/or historical losses, ecological and environmental benefits of restoration, and conservation and restoration opportunities.
Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund
Join MAC-ISA and Trees Virginia in a lasting tribute to Dr. Bonnie Appleton’s contributions to horticulture and arboriculture education and research. The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund was recently established at the TREE Fund to honor Dr. Appleton’s passion and advocacy for horticulture and arboriculture education and research.
Forest monitoring and social media – Complementary data sources for ecosystem surveillance?
Social media mining is an efficient tool to utilize informal information sources
U&CF Hashtags for Social Media
A preliminary list of social media hashtags suggested for urban and community forestry, interface forestry, and conservation education.
Valuation of Urban Environmental Amenities in Developing Countries: A Case Study from Chandigarh, India
Hedonic Pricing Method (HPM) used to study the impact of key environmental attributes like proximity of an urban lake having good water quality, parks/gardens, clean air and traffic noise attenuation.
UFST ANSI A300 and Risk Assessment for Team Leaders
Presentation handouts with narrative from the UFST Team Leader Refresher Workshop in Raleigh at William Peace University (June 2013).
UFST ANSI A300 and Risk Assessment for Task Specialists
Presentation handouts with narrative from the UFST Task Specialist Workshop in Raleigh at William Peace University (June 2013).
Storm Preparation and (Tree & Urban Forest) Damage Management
Two presentations at the Issues in Urban & Community Forest Management workshop held in Athens, Georgia.
Georgia Urban Forestry Innovation Award: Guidance for selecting a project
A description of the 2014 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair special award in urban forestry.
Stormwater to Street Trees
This guide is an introduction to engineered stormwater systems that utilize trees to manage a volume of stormwater.
Evaluation of Sampling Protocol for i-Tree Eco: A Case Study in Predicting Ecosystem Services at Auburn University
A study of plot sampling intensity from a 100% i-Tree Eco inventory on the Auburn University Campus.
Comparison of carbon storage, carbon sequestration, and air pollution removal by protected and maintained urban forests in Alabama, USA
Ecosystem services report from the i-Tree Eco tree inventory on the Auburn University Campus.
Predictive Open-grown Crown Width Equations for Three Oak Species Planted in a Southern Urban Locale
Development of DBH/crown models from i-Tree Eco data on the Auburn University Campus.
From Forests to Table
Connecting Southeastern Forests to Local/Regional Food Systems
Level 1 Tree Risk Assessment Field Worksheet
An example worksheet for collecting Level 1 tree risk data based on ANSI A300 Part 9 and the ISA BMP.
Urban Tree Risk: References and Resources
A list to primary references for tree risk assessment and management.
Tree Risk Assessment Using ANSI A300 and the ISA BMP
A presentation given at the 2013 Indiana Arborist Association Conference (22Jan13).
Urban Forestry Emergency Operations Planning Guide for Storm Response
The UFEOP Guide provides urban forestry professionals concrete approaches when preparing for natural disasters that impact the urban forest.
Using Geospatial Tools to Assess the Urban Tree Canopy: Decision Support for Local Governments
Outlines a repeatable methodology for measuring and using UTC information at the local level.
Georgia Urban Forestry Innovation Award
A description of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Special Award for Urban Forestry.
UTRI Data Process and GIS Tool Description
Complete narrative discussion of UTRI that includes: an overview, GIS approach and data, the model "step-by-step" table, additional processing notes, and raster calculator hints for implementation.
VRMP and UTRI Links to Documents & Archived Webinars
A list of URL links at Urban Forestry South of the final project documents and presentations.
A Guide to Assessing Urban Forests
Urban forests provide numerous ecosystem services. To quantify these services and guide management to sustain these services for future generations, the structure or composition of the forest must be assessed.
Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning for Georgia Communities
Workbook and template to guide community planning and preparation for urban tree mitigation prior to natural disasters
Integrating the Social and Physical/Biological Sciences
A description of the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair Special Award for the Social & Biological Sciences.
Vegetation Risk Management Plan Template - with Attachment
The Vegetation Risk Management Plan (VRMP) is developed as a tool to help increase public safety after a storm event, maintain optimum urban tree canopy, promote tree health, provide for effective emergency and arboricultural management, and decrease emergency management costs.
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI - Archived Webinar 3
The third webinar discussing the Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model.
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI - Archived Webinar 2
The second webinar discussing the Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model.
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters:VRMP & UTRI - Archived Webinar 1
The introductory webinar to the Vegetative Risk Management Plan (VRMP) and the Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model.
VRMP Verification and Inspection Worksheet
An Execl spreadsheet that can be used as a template for creating the UTRI field inspection worksheet.
Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Manual
Booklet describing key information necessary for identifying emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, Sirex woodwasp, and thousand cankers disease of walnut.
A Guide to Street Tree Inventory Software
Reference guide for urban forestry professionals in the selection of a street tree inventory software program
An Urban and Community Forestry Research and Education Agenda for Oregon
The Right Tree Brochure
Minnesota EAB Community Preparedness Manual
Guide to preparing for and managing emerald ash borer at the city/town level
Urban Tree Risk Index Model - Narrative Discussion
This is short discussion of the assumptions, development, and use of the UTRI GIS model for disaster planning use.
Tennessee Arboretum Certification - 2011 Rules
The purpose of the program is to define minimum standards for public educational purposes of an arboretum, and to confirm these standards are met.
Urban Tree Canopy-Recommended Components for an RFP
A revised draft (work in progress) outline for recommended components for an urban tree canopy request for proposal
Urban Tree Risk & Disasters – Assessment, Planning and Recovery
The webinar presentation that summarizes the results of the Vegetation Risk Management Plan (VRMP) designed to mitigate the cost of debris removal and minimize future emergency and disaster costs as it relates to tree and vegetative debris.
Urban Tree Risk Index Model
The Urban Tree Risk Index (UTRI) GIS model.
Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool User's Guide
This document explains how to use the on-line Urban Forest Management Plan Writing Tool.
Selecting and Planting Landscape Trees
Firewise Plants of Utah Landscapes
Benefit-Based Audience Segmentation: A Tool for Identifying Nonindustrial Private Forest (NIPF) Owner Education Needs
Species Ratings for Landscape Tree Appraisal in Utah
Utah's Community Forests: Results of a Survey of Utah Towns and Cities to Determine Characteristics of Urban & Community Forestry Programs
Selection and Culture of Landscape Plants in Utah, A Guide for Casteland RC & D
16 Less Common Trees for Utah Landscape: Diversifying Utah's Community Forests
Utah Forest Types: An Introduction to Utah Forests
Tree Planting Breakthrough!
This booklet describes a tree planting method that minimizes the amount of excess soil over the root ball.
Wood Decay in Living and Dead Trees
A visual summary of the varied patterns of wood discoloration and decay. A continuation of Shigo's pioneering work in the 60's.
Rope, Knots, and Climbing
Historic tree preservation bulletin that includes knots, green weight of common trees and climbing techniques (unsafe and/or outdated) .
Changing climate and the effects on vegetation in central European cities
Occurrence of tree roots in Danish municipal sewer systems
Simple mathematical approaches to tree biomechanics
Detecting the scales at which birds respond to structure in urban landscapes
Energy balance and transpiration in an urban tree hedgerow in Mexico City
A novel method for analyzing forest fragmentation in urbanizing communities
A modeling study of the impact of urban trees on ozone
The effects of land use in meteorological modeling: implications for assessment of future air quality scenarios
Statutory measures for the protection and enhancement of the urban forest in Guangzhou City, China
A greenway classification system: defining the function and character of greenways in urban areas
Dictionary of Plant Names
Proposal For Urban Forest Health Monitoring in The United States
Pilot Inventory of FIA Plots Traditionally Called 'Nonforest'
Changing patterns in the urbanized countryside of Western Europe
Evaluation of elm clones for tolerance to Dutch elm disease
Aspects of the damage to asphalt road pavings caused by tree roots
Advantages of the low profile container
Assessing the feasibility of collaborative utility-municipal tree removal and replanting
Improved estimates of tree-shade effects on residential energy use
The focus of this paper is an improved method for estimating amount and timing of building shading from trees and its effects on cooling and heating energy use. [UMN]
The physiological recovery patterns of some transplanted trees
A child's view of the urban forest
Application of a geographic information system (GIS) for inventory and analysis of forest land resources in the urban-rural interface
An ecosystem approach to the management of the urban and community forest
Advanced technology for the urban forester
Applying urban forestry in small communities
A review of the Black Country Urban Forest Millennium Programme, 1995-2001
Tree pathogen survival in chipped wood mulch
Arborists should have a central role in educating the public about veteran trees
A review of preventative and loosening measures to alleviate soil compaction in tree planting areas
Environmental arboriculture, tree ecology and veteran tree management
The care of trees in the built environment
Higher education on urban forestry in Europe: an overview
Measurement and prediction of tree growth reduction from tree planting space design in established parking lots
An exploratory study of preferred tree form
Leaf miners of cultivated plants on urban areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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