What Other Communities Are Doing

See other communities’ accomplishments in creating and using GIS tree databases.


Town of Leesburg, Virginia News Release:  “Tree Walk of Historic Leesburg” Brochure Now Available – Learn more about the wide variety of mature native and exotic trees that line the streets of downtown Leesburg. (August 13, 2018)

“Tree Walk of Historic Leesburg” Brochure


Why this Chicago neighborhood views trees as key to health and wealth (May 31, 2018)


Arlington, Massachusetts


New York City Urban Forest

A Plan for New York City’s Forests. Yes, Forests.


DC Department of Transportation Urban Forestry Division


Casey Trees (Washington, DC)

Cleveland Park Streetscape Improvement Project, Washington, DC (February 12, 2018

Thousands of trees, with the goal of a leafier D.C. (Washington Post, December 21, 2017)


Palo Alto trees


Palo Alto Urban Forest


Claremont Tree Action Group (ATAG)


Winston-Salem, NC Memory Tree Program


United Kingdom’s Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organization founded in 1997 by the United Kingdom’s construction industry to improve its image.


Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG)


Los Angeles Tree People


Los Angeles Tree People Sidewalk Action Alert 


Coral Gables, Florida trees


Virginia Department of Forestry


Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation


Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


La Cañada Flintridge is a ” Tree City USA .” The City Council has adopted  Chapter 11.40 of the Municipal Code  regarding the “Preservation, Protection and Removal of Trees”  on private property . Its stated purpose is: “…to preserve and protect the trees that are of historic or aesthetic importance, and to provide for the protection and replacement of trees in order to maintain the community’s wooded character; protect the scenic beauty of the area; reduce erosion of top soil…and to address fire concerns by discouraging the planting of…highly flammable trees.” The intent is to preserve and encourage the regeneration of a healthy urban forest. Protected private property trees may only be removed by the actual homeowner or an  arborist authorized by the City  after approval of a  Tree Removal Permit . The City has created the  Official City Tree Preservation and Protection Guidelines  (21.5 MB – may require download), also available at City Hall. In addition to the Guidelines, the  City Council has established a replacement tree chart and penalties for the illegal removal of trees . If you intend to plant around oak trees, please review this   document from the California Oak Foundation.