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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Elements and Steps of an Urban Forestry Program

Reference Number: MTAS-1351
Reviewed Date: 12/09/2021

Major Elements and/or Steps:

  • Select a program or standards.
  • Establish a tree board.
  • Adopt a model tree ordinance/landscape ordinance.
  • Establish a program budget.
  • Staff the program.
  • Develop a management plan/inventory.

Each of these steps is detailed in the sections below: