Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2017-2018 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Ramsey. During the last decade, the City has encouraged planting of boulevard/street trees in conjunction with new developments. As the street tree population has grown, an inventory of existing trees has become critical to better manage this often-overlooked community asset. Students in Dr. Fernando Burga’s Land Use Planning class documented
what a tree inventory is, the economic and environmental benefits of urban trees, and considerations for species selection in an urban setting, and piloted a tree inventory in a small section of the city. Based on their research, students proposed that the City perform a complete tree inventory and create a tree plan for new residential developments. The students’ final report is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in PA 5211: Land Use Planning, taught by Fernando Burga in fall 2017.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance community resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Moreno Gomez, Ada; Kieser, Nick; Dan, Victoria.
Money Does Grow on Trees! Investing in Ramsey's Streetside Urban Forest.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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