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San Francisco 2014 Urban Forest Plan

San Francisco created a modest plan which the city is implementing in three phases. The first phase focused on street trees because San Francisco has small tree canopy, fragmented and underfunded maintenance.  The second and third phases involve developing a vision and recommending greening opportunities to businesses and private property owners.

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Portland Urban Forest Review

This report provides an in-depth analysis of progress on urban forestry and green infrastructure initiatives in Portland, OR.  It outlines the goals and desired outcomes of the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan, the actions being taken to meet them, and key challenges that are hindering the process.

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EnviroAtlas: Eco-health Relationship Browser

This interactive tool from the Environmental Protection Agency allows users to explore a variety of connections between ecosystem services and health.  The comprehensive browser details several types of ecosystems in the United States, the various services they provide, and how they affect people.

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Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for Public Works Managers: Urban Forest Management Plan

This resource for public works managers provides a detailed overview of the process and components behind crafting an urban forest management plan. It was produced by the American Public Works Association.

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Planning the Urban Forest

This report by the American Planning Association contains case studies, an appendix on incorporating green infrastructure in a comprehensive plan, and lists of web resources. It is a must-have resource for professionals interested in making urban forestry part of their green infrastructure and sustainability plans.

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