City Trees

May/ June 2012

City Trees is a premier publication focused on urban + community forestry. In each issue, you’ll learn how to best manage the trees in your community and more!

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Announcing the New SMA Urban Forestry Best Management Practices See How Green Communities are $mart Communities Please visit to see and use the new BMPs! SMA has developed a set of Urban Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) for use by municipal arborists, planners, urban foresters, concerned citizens, green industry professionals, or anyone interested in creating and sustaining trees and green space in their communities. They are designed to be simple, easy to understand, and versatile for anyone wishing to explain, understand, or investigate the many ways in which green development makes good economic sense. The series of BMP documents utilize visual imagery to describe various management techniques and benefits. Each is supplemented with a list of internet links provid- ing greater detail, applicable tools, examples, and other citations to reinforce each topic. Formatted into three main topics, the documents take a look at WHY trees are important to communities, WHERE trees fit into a community, and WHO works with and manages community trees. These colorful flyers are ideal for use at local events, as educational materi- als, or as support material for program development. This publication was funded in whole or in part through a Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Grant ( as recommended by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. The following individuals worked on the grant project that produced the BMPs: Jay Banks Dan Staley Jennifer Anderson Paul Graham Nathan Willingham Joey Hester Steve Cothrel Steve Shurtz Ed Macie Rachel Barker Jerri LaHaie 40

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