Tree Management Plans are Essential for Sustainable Cities

Without a detailed and comprehensive vision for what you want to accomplish, the future of the street trees of your city will be uncertain. You have to create a long-term plan that will look at the health of the trees and how it will impact the neighborhood. Without ongoing urban tree planting efforts, your city will lose its natural beauty. As stated before, San Francisco has around 105,000 trees, and they pride themselves on being a green city, but unfortunately, they also have one of the smallest tree canopies of any large city within the United States. They have 17 percent fewer trees than Chicago, 21 percent fewer than Los Angeles and 24 percent fewer than New York City. What's worse is that they are on the decline. With the new plantings not keeping pace with tree mortality and tree removals, there is plenty of space being opened. Do not let your city lose that lustr...

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