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Tree Ordinances and Commissions

A Guide To Developing A Community Tree Preservation Ordinance

1995
An overview of how to develop a shade tree ordinance
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Annual Budgets for Community Tree Programs

1995
Organizations/Sources: Penn State University
Information on how to budget for a community tree program, including a budget worksheet.
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Community Tree Ordinance

Simple fact sheet about developing tree ordinances with a link to a sample ordinance
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Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances

2001
This is a comprehensive guide to assessing the tree resource needs of your community and developing and implementing an effective tree ordinance. This 181 page detailed guide provides valuable tools and examples for writing a tree ordinance, from the planning stages, through drafting an ordinance to evaluating the ordinance performance..
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Guide To Writing A City Tree Ordinance

1993
Authors: Buck Abbey, ASLA
Organizations/Sources: Louisiana State University
Two models of tree management ordinances are contained in this 21 page paper, a model for a small community and a model for a large community. The models can be used as a starting point to draft a local ordinance.
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Lamar Advertising of Penn, LLC v ZHB of the Borough of Deer Lake, 915 A.2d 705 (Pa.Cmwlth.2007)

2006
Organizations/Sources: PA Commonwealth Court
Commonwealth Court case affirming a zoning hearing board’s decision to limit the size of off-site signs to the same size as on-site signs. The court stated the, “regulation…must not be arbitrary or discriminatory, and must bear a reasonable relationship to public health, safety, welfare and morals."
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Municipal Tree Commissions

1994
Fact sheet on how to form a tree commission as one tool a community can use to create and maintain an urban forestry program.
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Shade Tree Commission and Ordinance, Bloomsburg, PA

Bloomsburg's Shade Tree Ordinance and information on their Shade Tree Commission.
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Shade Tree Commission and Ordinance, Carlisle, PA

2005
Organizations/Sources: Carlisle, PA
Carlisle's shade tree ordinance and information on their Shade Tree commission.
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Shade Tree Commission and Ordinance, Greensburg, PA

Organizations/Sources: Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Greensburg's shade tree ordinance and information on their Shade Tree Commission.
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Shade Tree Commission and Ordinance, Radnor Township, PA

Organizations/Sources: Radnor Township
Radnor Township's shade tree ordinance and information on their Shade Tree commission.
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Shade Tree Commission and Ordinance, Susquehanna Township, PA

2008
Organizations/Sources: Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Township's shade tree ordinance.
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Shade Tree Commission Sample Ordinance

Sample ordinance from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs for the creation of a shade tree commission and the adoption of rules and standards for the planting, maintenance and removal of shade trees within the public right-of-way.
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Street and Park Tree Inventory Templates with Instructions

2004
This website contains easy to use spreadsheet templates for for completing a street or park tree inventory. The templates can be downloaded in Excel or Access. The templates are easily adaptable and can be modified for the specific variables that may be found in individual towns or cities.
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The Urban Tree Ordinance Development Workbook

2004
Organizations/Sources: Georgia Forestry Commission
A 23 page preliminary guidebook designed for communities developing new, or revising older, existing urban tree ordinances. It includes a tree ordinance questionnaire, which is designed to help individuals better understand the relevant issues and questions that need to be answered when undertaking the process of tree ordinance creation.
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