Archives for: April 29th, 2015

Four Myths about Urban Forests and Greening Cities II

Written by Larry Wiseman on April 29, 2015

Myth 2:  Only Big Cities Can Make it Happen

Just not so.  And there are dozens of urban forestry and green infrastructure planners who’ll show you how small cities and towns have greened their communities — as well, or even better, than their metro-sized neighbors. Three approaches seem to work…Read More

Strategies for Self -Funding Your Programs

Written by Cameron Herbolsheimer on April 15, 2015

Most urban forestry programs will probably always rely heavily on general fund allocations, but other options exist that can provide a revenue stream more clearly dedicated to the stewardship and management of urban forests.

– “Planning the Urban Forest,” American Planning Association (2009)

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I-Tree Tools

Written by Cameron Herbolsheimer on April 13, 2015

The I-Tree suite of tools is the “Swiss Army Knife” of urban forestry.  It can do just about anything – from calculating the benefits of planting a single tree on a specific site to estimating your community’s overall tree canopy and monetizing the ecosystem services it provides.  Thousands…Read More