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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

Other resources:

Community Tree Ordinance - USDA Forest Service Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry Urban and Community Forestry Factsheets.

Community Tree Ordinances and Bylaws for Massachusetts Communities - Example provisions from several communities demonstrate what ordinances can do. Rationales, establishing a community tree committee, tree planting and pruning guidelines, hazard tree identification, and more.

Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances - From International Society of Arboriculture.

A Guide To Developing A Community Tree Preservation Ordinance - From the Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee.

Arlington, Va., Trees & Shrubs Ordinance - Protects trees on county property and establishes a mechanism for designating heritage, memorial, specimen, and street trees.

Georgia Forestry Commission's Community Tree Ordinance - Guidebook to help local communities find a path to ordinance generation. Includes starter ordinance with examples of basic document format and verbiage similar to what might be considered when developing an ordinance for the protection of trees on public property.

Conservation Design Resource Manual: Language and Guidelines for Updating Local Ordinances - Presents model ordinance language and guidelines to help communities effectively update local plans and ordinances to be more amenable to conservation design practices for protecting natural resources in new and existing developments.

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