Urban Forest Management: A Primer to Strategic Planning for Municipal Governments (New Book)
by Robert J. Northrop, Michael G. Andreu, Ph.D., Wayne Zipperer, Ph.D.
Urban planners and city administrators face daily challenges in managing complex ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 2. Management
Composition of the urban forest
Landscape architects and urban foresters recommend which species of trees to plant on public lands and private land. These decisions have a long term effect ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 1. Introduction
The urban forest has the capacity to provide habitat for birds. This is important because birds make significant contributions to the function of the urban forest ecosystem. Songbirds birds ... READ MORE
Since the late 19th century, the engineering professions have done a masterful job of ameliorating filth and spread of disease in our cities, including the provision of safe water supply, sanitary disposal of human waste and refuge, and public ... READ MORE
Perhaps it is the vague definition of sustainability that has made it so popular in political and economic discussions. I believe we need to sharpen the definition of sustainability if we are to use it as a goal for management.
Below are ... READ MORE
The table below contrasts the conservation management approaches of adaptive and traditional linear management found in Noss and Cooperrider (1994).
Comparison of Adaptive Management and
Linear Comprehensive Management
Linear ... READ MORE
Common Questions and Answers
Is it true that electric utilities are required by federal law to cut down trees near their power lines?
No. To prevent power outages, federally approved reliability standards require utilities to manage vegetation ... READ MORE
In 1765 England imposed the Stamp Act on the American colonies. The Act imposed a tax on all papers, newspapers, advertisements, and other publications and legal documents. American colonists considered it a means of censorship on their rights ... READ MORE
A broad and growing body of scientific literature is documenting the basic ecological services, and associated economic values, provided by urban and rural trees, woodlands and forests. It is becoming increasingly clearer with each passing day ... READ MORE
Urban forest conservation is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of arboriculture and urban forestry takes place in a value laden context. Science and technology represent the tools by which we carve out these social values within the ... READ MORE