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Making Our Urban Forests Safer
Neil Letson, Deborah Stabler
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Pages / Length: 28
Publication Date: 02/15/2002

Alabama has more trees in its cities and towns than any other state except Georgia. These urban forests benefit their communities by reducing heating and cooling costs, improving air and water quality, and increasing property values. If not properly maintained, these trees can become hazards, especially during storms. Packed with photographs, useful resources, and detailed information about the necessity for hazard mitigation, this booklet serves as a starting point for communities interested in the benefits of urban forestry and building a successful tree program.