The Role of Tree Preservation Ordinances in Green Infrastructure

Zoning Practice — September 2012

By Nancy Templeton, AICP, David Rouse, FAICP


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This article discusses regulations that communities have used to protect and enhance their tree canopies and offers suggestions for creating an integrated green infrastructure code.


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Sept. 1, 2012
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About the Authors

Nancy Templeton, AICP

David Rouse, FAICP
David Rouse, FAICP, ASLA is the Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services for the American Planning Association in Washington, DC. In this capacity he leads the Planning Advisory Service, sponsored research programs (inlcuding Green Communities, Hazards Planning, and Planning and Community Health), and special initiatives such as the Sustaining Places Comprehensive Plan Standards and Planning for Autonomous Vehicles. Prior to joining APA, David was a principal at the firm Wallace Roberts & Todd in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered landscape architect with nearly 40 years of experience in community planning, design, and applied research.