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Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) - Green Communities are Smart Communities

12 Sep 2013 10:51 AM | Anonymous

SMA has recently 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 imagery to describe various management techniques and benefits. Each is supplemented with a list of internet links providing 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 materials, or as support material for program development.


The BMP documents are free to download and distribute from this page.


These publications were 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.




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