Tree City USA Bulletin Archive


#1: How to Prune Young Shade Trees

This illustrated, easy-to-follow guide teaches you how to shape and guide a shade tree when it's young so that it is tall, straight, and healthy whe… Topics: pruning, planting,

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#9: How to Write a Municipal Tree Ordinance

A tree ordinance provides an opportunity to set good policy and back it with the force of law when necessary. Ideally, it will provide clear guidanc… Topics: ordinances, planting, pruning, law,

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#10: Plant Trees for America

Awareness of a need is the first step toward action to meet that need, but only citizen action can transform awareness into a world with more trees.… Topics: planting, public relations, pruning,

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#11: How to Prevent Tree/Sign Conflicts

Through improved signage, proper planting and planned tree care, an improved business environment can be created and both the businesses and the com… Topics: public relations, laws, ordinances,

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#12: What City Foresters Do

Throughout America´s cities, more shade trees are dying than are being replaced. Scarce financial resources are being wasted on plantings tha… Topics: training, volunteers, public relations, safety,

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#18: Tree City USA Growth Award

Tree City USA provides management guidelines, high visibility and public recognition, helping communities nationwide take the right steps toward ste… Topics: public relations, planting, training,

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#19: How to Select and Plant a Tree

Encouraging America to plant trees is a worthwhile goal, but i´s only ´half the story.´ Whether planting two trees in the front y… Topics: planting, water, pruning,

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#21: How Trees can Save Energy

Trees have been called the "low-tech" solution to energy problems. Whether you want to reduce the amount of money you spend each month on utility bi… Topics: energy, right tree, planting,

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#26: Understanding Landscaping Cultivars

Through an understanding of cultivars, trees and planting sites can be better matched, more benefits can be derived from trees, and money can be sav… Topics: right tree, planting,

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#34: How to Fund Community Forestry

Community forestry programs require more than enthusiasm and dedication. They require technical skills, modern equipment, time and materials &ndash… Topics: economics, public relations,

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