Work Team,
Cornell Univ.
Cornell University

Community Forestry
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Community Forestry Planning

  • Developing a Master Plan
  • Acknowledgments (work team members)

  • Conducting a Street Tree Inventory

  • Street Tree Project History
  • Hiring the SWAT Team
  • Using the Inventory
  •    - Inventory Methodology
       - Using Excel 2003
       - Using Excel 2007
       - Using STRATUM
  • Updating the Inventory

  • Resources

    Site contact:
    Dr. Nina L. Bassuk
    Horticulture Section
    134A Plant Science Bldg
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    Phone: (607) 255-4586
    Fax:(607) 255-9998

    Community Forestry
    Community forestry planning


    Main St. in Cuba, NY.  Photo by David SwaciakThe Community Forestry outreach program assists small communities in developing management plans for their street tree populations. Sponsored by Cornell University, the Community Forestry outreach program is made up of Cornell faculty, extension educators and professionals in the field of urban forestry.

    The purpose of these pages is to lead decision makers and motivated individuals through a series of steps for developing a street tree management plan.
    The information presented here is targeted to smaller communities in New York State. Through Cornell Cooperative Extension the Community Forestry Team can provide support for creating a Community Forest management plan and aid in conducting the street tree inventory in New York. Anyone is welcome to use this information to conduct inventories for villages outside of New York or as a model to replicate our process on a region wide basis. There is no cost to any of the downloadable resources or presentations. We just ask that you give credit to the authors and the Community Forestry Program Work Team at Cornell.

    Next, Developing a Master Plan.

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