The 28 best practices
Become a GreenStep City
GreenStep City Best Practices
Add city tree and plant cover that increases community health, wealth and quality of life.
Best Practice Action 2
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.
Who's doing it
City Trees: Sustainability Guidelines & Best Practices
(MN Tree Trust, Bonestroo: 2007) were specifically developed to work in conjunction with and build on the
MN Green Communities Criteria
and the accompanying Minnesota Overlay.
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.
Ken Holman, Community Forestry Coordinator, MN Department of Natural Resources: 651/259-5269,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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