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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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Northeast Community Tree Guide: Benefits, Costs, and Strategic Planning

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This highly detailed guide provides information on developing tree-related ordinances, including inventory, monitoring and tree selection. While this was released in 2001, the process for many of these issues remains mostly unchanged today.

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