Elements of the Greenprint
A successful urban forest program requires attention in three key elements:
Management of Public Trees
Policies and Ordinances
The Greenprint offers a step-by-step approach to enhancing your urban forest called growth rings. The growth rings represent increasing levels of commitment and benchmarks for progress. There is built-in flexibility for each city and county to determine their particular pathway for achieving progress in each of the growth rings.
Reaching growth ring 4 in all three elements is the ultimate goal. It will take several years, even decades to achieve, depending on local priorities, resources, and commitments.
Management of Public Trees »