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GreenStep City Best Practices Environmental Management

Urban Forests
no. 16

Add city tree and plant cover that increases community health, wealth and quality of life.
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Adopt as policy MN Tree Trusts' Best Practices and use the guidelines in at least one development project to achieve an excellent or exemplary rating.

Adopt a resolution supporting the use of MN Tree Trust Best Practicesfor using trees in the development process. Demonstrate at least one development that achieves an "excellent" or better rating.
Incorporate the Tree Trust best practices in development ordinances. Demonstrate success of ordinance with one development achieving "excellent" or better.
Achieve 2 Star rating AND successfully apply the ordinance in multiple developments.

greenstep advisor
Ken Holman, Community Forestry Coordinator, MN Department of Natural Resources: 651/259-5269, ken.holman@dnr.state.mn.us, http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/urban