Environmental Development

Environmental Development

Green Infrastructure Toolbox Resources


 Alabama Forestry Commission – site has a lot of information on forestry and wildfire– the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)  http://www.forestry.state.al.us/

Best Management Practices

American Public Works Association (APWA) – Good information on BMPS to hire, staff, fund and develop an urban forestry program; also a literature review and click listen and learn presentation in zip format  http://www.apwa.net/About/CoopAgreements/urbanforestry/


Atlanta Regional Commission – This site has sample of Big Box Ordinances, Conservation Subdivisions, Design guidelines, Overlays, stream Buffer Ordinances, Tree Ordinances.  Many from Georgia – see file  http://www.atlantaregional.com

Center for Watershed Protection – has several sample ordinances storm water model ordinance, wetlands and lake protection  http://www.cwp.org/

 Urban Forestry South – Can select any urban forestry topic and search


Model Ordinances – CARPDC developed a model ordinance for Alabama communities


 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) – Trees Are Good site

Tree Benefit Calculator: allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide  http://www.treebenefits.com/calculator/index.cfm

 i-Tree – Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests. Public domain software developed by the USDA Forest Service and numerous cooperators


Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) -Calculator for Tree Benefit estimator per region of U.S.  http://www.smud.org/en/residential/trees/Pages/tree-benefits-estimator.aspx

 Tree Care Information

Trees Are Good – Good information on benefit of trees, how to plant trees, mulch, prune, media sources like PSA’s and how to find a certified arborist in your area.

http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/tree_benefits.aspx – page before calculator;

TreeLink – Resource for urban and community forestry: planting and caring for trees in cities and towns. Includes links list, research, news, forums, and educational http://www.treelink.org/

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