Case Studies for the Urban Forest

The Society of Municipal Arborists' Case Studies began as a roundtable format, suggested originally by Dr. Nina Bassuk, intended to share advice and anecdotes from professionals across the industry. Browse the topics below. While some are from several years ago, we bet you're still dealing with some of these issues today! Reach out to us on our contact page if you'd like to offer an idea for a new case study.

Urban Wood Roundtable

Retired from the Municipality 

Where Urban Forests, Stormwater, and Watersheds Meet

Managing Natural Areas in the Urban Forestalt

Palms in the Urban Forest 

Pyrus, We Have a Problem 

Conifers in the Urban Forestalt

Adventures with Slopesalt

Flooding and Tree Damage alt

Bees: May/June 2015 alt

Bioswales: May/June 2011 alt 

Building Bridges Between LAs and MAs: July/Aug 2005 alt

Building Bridges with City Depts, Part I: May/June 2007 alt 

Building Bridges with City Depts, Part II Sept/Oct 2007 alt

Cemeteries: Nov/Dec 2010 alt  

Climate Change: Nov/Dec 2014 alt 

Consulting: Sept/Oct 2006 alt 

Contract Growing Partnerships: March/April 2006 alt 

Drought: May/June 2012 alt 

EAB Lessons Learned: March/April 2011 alt  

Fall Planting: Sept/Oct 2014 alt 

Gas Lines and Trees: Sept/Oct 2005 alt 

Historic Trees: May/June 2009 alt 

Invasives: March/April 2012 alt 

Large Tree Relocation: Sept/Oct 2011 alt  

Medians: July/Aug 2010 alt 

Memorial Trees: March/April 2008 alt 

Pruning Cycles: July/Aug 2009 alt 

Sewer Lines: Jan/Feb 2006 alt  

Social Networking: March/April 2010 alt 

Teaching: May/June 2013 alt 

Tree Boards: Sept/Oct 2010 alt  

Tree Lights: Sept/Oct 2006 alt  

Urban Forestry's Location in City Departments: Sept/Oct 2008 alt 

Urban Fruit Trees: Nov/Dec 2009 alt 

Urban Wood: Nov/Dec 2007 alt 

Zoos: May/June 2014 alt