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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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City of Seattle 2013 Urban Forest Stewardship Plan

Seattle’s Urban Forest Stewardship Plan is notable for city sponsorship, participation by city agencies, and data-based decisions.  The plan includes objectives, performance measures and indicators, and agency responsibilities.

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SITES Greenfield Bias: Old Paradigm for a New Reality

Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), SITES offers a comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes, measure their performance, and elevate their value. This article addresses a perceived flaw within SITES’s treatment of trees and soil for disturbed (but not brownfield) urban in-fill sites.

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Understanding Our Urban Forest Assets: Methods of Tree Inventory and Urban Tree Canopy Analysis

A key to planning and managing urban forests is first understanding the quantity, quality, and distribution of the resource across the landscape. This webinar discusses the basic concepts of urban forest assessment,  the tools and technologies used for assessment, and discusses applications of assessment data to planning and managing the urban forest. Note: Webinar is available […]

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BMP and LID Whole Life Cost Models: Version 2.o

This free report from the Water Environment Research Foundation details the costs associated with vegetative roofs, rainwater catchment systems, and bioretention facilities. It also provides planning-level cost estimates.

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