A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
There are two ways to run a campus tree management program. The simplest and most common way is by crisis or reactive management. Deadwood is removed when someone complains, trees are planted when donations are received, and fallen trees are cleaned up after a storm. The alternative is proactive management. This entails defining program goals, determining resources, developing a management plan and implementing the plan. Research has found that crisis management accomplishes work on only one third the number of trees serviced on a proactive management program.