Skip to Main Content
Understanding the challenges of municipal tree plantingAuthor(s): E.G. McPherson; R. Young
Source: Arborist News 19(6): 60-62
Publication Series: Other
PDF: View PDF (825.91 KB)
DescriptionNine of the twelve largest cities in the U.S. have mayoral tree planting initiatives (TPIs), with pledges to plant nearly 20 million trees. Although executive-level support for trees has never been this widespread, many wonder if this support will endure as administrations change and budgets tighten. In an effort to share lessons learned from successes and setbacks, a workshop was held in Los Angeles, California, to “troubleshoot” the TPI process, recognizing that managing the politics of trees is often more challenging than planting trees. A primary goal in this effort was to create a “Community of Practice” that will provide longterm support for managers of existing and emerging TPIs. The twoday workshop (June 3-4, 2010) brought together 24 individuals representing 20 municipalities who were primarily responsible for managing TPIs. This article summarizes the most important findings from the workshop.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationMcPherson, E.G.; Young, R. 2010. Understanding the challenges of municipal tree planting. Arborist News 19(6): 60-62
- Climate change and carbon sequestration opportunities on national forests
- Research needs for a better understanding of wilderness visitor experiences
- Proceedings: Workshops on Growing Longleaf Pine in Containers--1999 and 2001
XML: View XML