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Educational Sessions

Utility and Municipal Joint Sessions

Municipal Forestry, Tree Activities, and Management in the United States: A 2014 Urban & Community Forestry Census of the United States
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
9:30 AM — 10:10 AM
Osceola Ballroom B
A, U, M, Bm
It’s been 20 years since the last update of the Municipal Forestry, Tree Activities, and Management in the United States occurred.  This talk will provide the latest baseline status through an Urban Forest Census on how communities manage trees in the United States.  Over 1750 communities were asked to participate to assess urban forest programs, operations, budgets, management, activities, and policies for municipalities in the United States. The study will illustrate the current capacity to manage urban forest populations.  It closes a 20 year gap since the last assessment of municipal urban and community forestry programs last done in 1993.  Thus, the Urban Forest Trend Analysis will describe any discernible patterns that occur for communities between 2014 and 1993.  The project also carries on the seminal work first done in 1974 and repeated in 1980 and 1986. This gives a 40 year longitudinal analysis of community tree management. The involvement of public workers, private contractors, and volunteers in tree management is explored.  Thus, this presentation will provide the latest in the current and long-term examination of urban and community forestry management in the United States.

Presenter Information

    • Richard Hauer
      Dr. Rich Haueris currently an Associate Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point teaching courses in urban forestry, nursery management and operations, woody plants, dendrology, and introductory forestry. He has worked in tree biology research, natural resource consulting, landscape maintenance, and as an arborist. He received a B.S. in Urban Forestry and Botany from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a M.S. in Tree Biology from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Urban and Community Forestry at the University of Minnesota. He has published over 90 papers in popular and peer-reviewed journals and presented over 200 professional presentations

      University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, United States
    • Ward Peterson
      Davey Resource Group, Kent, Ohio