Trees and Green Space Make Economic Sense
Tree City USA Bulletin #61—Sources for More Information
Links to More Information about Tree Benefits
The following websites are by no means the only sources of additional information on the economic values of trees but will provide an excellent start in a search:
- Center for Urban Forestry Research (USDA Forest Service)
- National Agroforestry Center
- University of Georgia
- University of Washington
- Arbor Day Foundation’s web page on The Value of Trees to a Community
Links to Red Fields and Smart Growth
- Case studies and other work conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology
- City Parks Alliance
- The Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Growth Program
- The complete text of Jonathan Lerner’s contribution to ArtsCriticATL.com about Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park
Information for Homeowners Associations
Homeowner Association Community Forestry Stewardship Project—Advancing Advocacy and Best Management Practices Through Training and Education.
This is in CD format with five chapters that cover: Landscape Trees, Woodlands, Streams, Wetlands and Naturalized Stormwater Basins. It also includes a Leadership Guide to help with organizing workshops to promote best management practices.
Available at no cost from:
Davey Resource Group
P.O. Box 5193
Kent, Ohio 44240-5193
Another manual is currently being prepared by the Morton Arboretum and cooperators. It is part of a program called Sustainable Landscape Resources for Community Associations and will help Home Owner’s Associations make better decisions, focus on holistic, long-term landscape design, and retrofit dysfunctional, existing landscapes.
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