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Urban Forest Management THE CITY OF TAMPA'S STORY By Robert Northrop, Extension Forester University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences-Hillsborough County Extension Everyone is dependent upon nature and the flow of benefits from ecosystems to provide the conditions for a decent, healthy and secure life. The loss of these benefits or services within our urbanizing state is a significant barrier to a sustainable future. It has become increasingly clear that measures to conserve our natural resources are more likely to be successful if local governments and communities become more involved in making significant decisions on their use, protection and restoration. On the streets of our crowded cities, along the aisles of giant supermarkets or on the floor of an electronics store the condition of our biological resources may seem remote, but not in the city of Tampa. It has a long history of caring for the trees, woodlands and parks, which constitute its urban forest. This urban forest, which includes parks, woodland 16 and forest remnants, as well as planted trees and shrubs, is seen as a living asset that supports economic growth, ecological resilience and social well-being. In 2006, the City Council directed the Parks and Recreation Department to oversee an ecological analysis of its urban forest, to evaluate the impact of public tree protection and mitigation View past issues of FRPA Journal at www.naylornetwork.com/frp-nxt/ policies. This initial inventory and assessment, using standardized data collection procedures and analysis procedures developed by the U.S. Forest Service, quantified the change in overall canopy coverage from 1996-2006; provided a three-dimensional description of the forest structure and composition; and took a detailed look into http://www.naylornetwork.com/frp-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FRPA Journal - Fall 2016

A Message from the President of FRPA
A Message from the Executive Director of FRPA
Parks and Recreation: What is the Real Value in What We Do?
FRPA Agency Profile
Book Review
Economic Impact of the Underline
Urban Forest Management – The City of Tampa’s Story
The Importance of Structural Pruning of Hardwood Trees
A City’s Rebirth through Park Improvements
“Thank You for My New Bicycle”
Florida’s Emerging Trail Towns
New Urbanism… What’s It All About?
Index of Advertisers
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A Message from the President of FRPA
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A Message from the Executive Director of FRPA
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Parks and Recreation: What is the Real Value in What We Do?
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - FRPA Agency Profile
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Book Review
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Economic Impact of the Underline
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Urban Forest Management – The City of Tampa’s Story
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - The Importance of Structural Pruning of Hardwood Trees
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - A City’s Rebirth through Park Improvements
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - “Thank You for My New Bicycle”
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FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Florida’s Emerging Trail Towns
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - New Urbanism… What’s It All About?
FRPA Journal - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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