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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 guidance for planting, maintaining and removing trees from streets, parks and other public places. In this bulletin, sections of a model ordinance are presented, explained and illustrated with actual samples.

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#15: Tree Risk Assessment — Recognizing & Preventing Hazard Trees

Worrying about hazards has resulted in the unnecessary removal of many trees. Although the problem of hazard trees needs to be addressed by every landowner and land manager, removal should be an act of last resort. Instead, some technical knowledge and a lot of common sense are the keys to preventing injuries, property damage and lawsuits due to unsafe trees. In this bulletin, some of the signs that warn about dangerous trees are presented, as well as a reminder that those of us who own or manage trees are, indeed, responsible for the safety of people and property in the vicinity of our trees.

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#3: Resolving Tree-Sidewalk Conflicts

In resolving conflicts between trees and sidewalks, as in so much of life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

With careful planning, there are many ways to avoid such conflicts. This bulletin describes treelawns, proper species selection, tree wells, root barriers, and better-built sidewalks.

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#8: Don't Top Trees

Tree topping is the senseless brutalizing of older trees. It brings about the disfiguration of America´s forest, striking some communities like a plague. Many communities top trees because they grow into wires, interfere with views or solar collectors, or simply grow too large. This issue will help you learn the proper way to manage tree growth.

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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 community will benefit from the presence of trees. This bulletin shows you proven ways to prevent the conflict between visible signs and the benefits of trees.

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