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Conducting a Community Tree Inventory

Penn State Extension’s Forest Resources describes the process of conducting a tree inventory and the four phases it can be divided into: planning, implementation, application, and maintenance.

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Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grants

Virginia Trees for Clean Water program, developed by VDOF, is designed to improve water quality across the Commonwealth through on-the-ground efforts to plant trees and support long-term, sustained canopy cover.

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Tree Board University

This unique online, 8-course training will help you learn more about trees, about people, and about serving in a citizen advisory role in your city, town, or village.

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Healthy Trees Healthy Cities

The Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Initiative has a portfolio of forest health-related resources that have been compiled for you to view or download for educational uses.

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Conserving Trees During Development

This manual presents specific ways to enable developers, engineers, or landscape architects to incorporate more trees into a development site and introduces conceptual designs for storm water treatment practices that utilize trees as part of the design.


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Host a Neighborwoods Planting (October)

Each year during NeighborWoods Month, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to make their communities greener and healthier by planting trees, learn how you can too.

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Urban Riparian Buffer Handbook

This handbook provides a blueprint for municipal entities, local watershed groups, and other nonprofit organizations for the purpose of educating and providing guidance on how to successfully plan and implement a riparian buffer project in  a multitude of settings and planting conditions.

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eLearn Urban Forestry

eLearn: Urban Forestry is a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes.

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Tree Owner’s Manual

Just like the owner’s manual that comes with automobiles and appliances, the Tree Owner’s Manual includes a parts list, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting common issues, recommended service, and more

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Tree Care Topics & Brochures

ISA provides various educational brochures to help tree owners understand best management practices throughout the life of a tree and to promote a greater awareness of the benefits that trees provide in our communities.

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Urban Tree Planting Guide

This manual provides guidance on urban tree planting at the development site and watershed scale and discusses species selection, site preparation, tree planting and maintenance techniques, and special considerations for urban tree planting.

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Delaware: Greening through Grants

Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is raising the standard when it comes to engaging diverse constituents in tree planting and care.

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Baltimore, MD: Reaching New Audiences

TreeBaltimore is Baltimore’s program for the coordination of all tree plantings by city agencies, nonprofit organizations, neighborhoods, and community associations.

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DC: Canopy 3,000 Partnership

Canopy 3,000 is a short-term public–private partnership that will bolster efforts to increase the tree canopy in the nation’s capital.

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Virginia Tree Steward Mini-Grants

The Tree Steward Mini-Grant program is intended to help Virginia’s Tree Steward groups fulfill their urban forestry support to their communities.

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Virginia Urban & Community Forestry Grants

The Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is designed to encourage projects that promote tree planting and care, education, and the protection and enhancement of urban and community forests.

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West Virginia CommuniTree Grants

CTree and its partners invite organizations and agencies to apply for CTree kits to organize, coordinate, and implement urban tree plantings through a competitive grant process.

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Virginia: Fostering Tree Stewards

Through proper tree planting and maintenance, outreach and public education, Virginia Tree Stewards serve as an example of how volunteers can help increase tree canopy in local communities.