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Urban Forestry Index

This site provides a comprehensive database of publications on urban forestry research from a wide range of organizations that are easily accessed using advanced browsing and search features.  It was prepared by USFS, University of Minnesota and Urban Forestry South, and Tree Link and is regularly updated.

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City of Burnsville, MN Water Resources Management Plan

A small community takes a big-impact approach to water management, including stormwater, proving that size is no barrier to quality.

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Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Although green stormwater infrastructure is a critical tool for solving stormwater management challenges, it is evolving technology with inconsistent performance and uncertain costs. The authors of this article recommend enhancing learning from local implementation efforts to address knowledge gaps and speed cost-effective deployment. The report identifies actions state and federal water quality authorities can take to drive data collection and sharing.

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Clarkesville, GA Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy

This plan uses Tetra Tech’s Green Infrastructure Opportunity Checklist Tool to identify gaps in ordinances. Clarkesville is a small community with population below 2,000.

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Charlotte: A ‘tree seat’ at the table

Effective inter-agency cooperation and partnership, and how the various agencies engaged in green infrastructure planning and development are arranged in a local government has significant implications for the level integration of urban forestry and green infrastructure in a city or community’s plans and operations.  Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been designated a Tree City USA […]

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