City Tree Inventory: The Experience of a Small Town

A tree inventory is the systematic gathering of information about the urban forest and organizing it into usable information for tree management. Information about the species of tree, its health, size, and location are recorded for each tree. Maps can be made of the location and health of each tree allowing a good baseline for sound management plans. A tree inventory is part of a sound management plan.

Construction and Tree Protection

Protecting trees during construction can yield big rewards. Planning and prevention are the keys to success. Achieve the best results by taking action to prevent tree damage during site development and construction.

Recommended Street Trees for North Carolina

This publication contains a list of recommended street trees for North Carolina. Special attention has been given to species with the ability to handle air pollution and heat stress involved with urban environments.

Recommended Trees for Urban Landscapes

The following list of recommended trees includes a variety of plants that have demonstrated particular resistance to harsh growing conditions, diseases, and insects in North Carolina. It should be emphasized, however, that even these trees have their limits. No single species is suited for all sites, and consideration should be given to soil conditions, local occurrence of diseases and insects, microclimate, hardiness zone, and mature tree size when selecting any plant.

Urban Trees for Use Under Utility Lines

Selecting trees for use under utility lines presents a unique challenge. It is often desirable to have trees that are large enough to provide shade, architectural effects, and ornamental features, all without interfering with overhead utility lines.

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