Skip to Main Content
Urban Tree Risk Management:A Community Guide to Program Design and ImplementationAuthor(s): Jill Pokorny; Joseph O'Brien; Richard Hauer; Gary Johnson; Jana Albers; Peter Bedker; Manfred Mielke
Source: USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry 1992 Folwell Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108
Publication Series: Technical Bulletin
PDF: Download Publication (8.0 MB)
DescriptionUrban Tree Risk Management: A Community Guide to Program Design and Implementation is a fully illustrated, easy to read training manual written for community leaders, administrators, city foresters, parks and public works staff, and private tree care practitioners. The manual is designed to assist communities design, adopt and implement tree risk management programs, and train field staff to detect, assess, and correct hazardous defects in urban trees. A team of experts in urban forestry, plant pathology and forest health collaborated to produce this manual. Consulting arborists, city foresters, and educators provided extensive review to ensure the information applies to communities of varying sizes and budgets. Examples of tree defects, risk rating systems, and species selection were chosen to depict tree species and conditions that occur in the Northeastern U.S.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationPokorny, Jill; O''Brien, Joseph; Hauer, Richard; Johnson, Gary; Albers, Jana; Bedker, Peter; Mielke, Manfred. 2003. Urban Tree Risk Management:A Community Guide to Program Design and Implementation. USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry 1992 Folwell Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108
KeywordsNA-TP-03-03, tree risk, tree management, hazardous defects, hazardous trees, tree safety, tree inspections, tree decay prevent hazardous trees, save trees, tree defects correction, tree pruning, pruning, tree risk zones, defective trees
- Identifying common practices and challenges for local urban tree monitoring programs across the United States
- From job training to green jobs: a case study for a young adult employment program centered on environmental restoration in New York City, USA
- Trees, jobs, health and equity in the urban forest
XML: View XML