This article discusses recent trends in local tree protection, including methods and rationale for tree valuation, legal protections against takings claims, regulatory approaches to preservation, and cutting-edge tree protection programs.
About the Authors
Molly Mowery, AICP
Molly Mowery, AICP is owner of Wildfire Planning International, a consulting practice specialized in helping communities increase their resilience to wildfire. She has over fifteen years of experience working on environmental planning and wildland-urban interface issues. Current projects include managing the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program. Molly serves as a director for the non-profit Community Wildfire Planning Center and is a member of the Sustainable Development Code Advisory Council. She recently created the first national Land Use Planning for Wildfire course for FEMA. Molly holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.