New Products Showcase – April 2009

This Month’s Showcase Resource:

tree-owners-manual_coverThe “Tree Owner’s Manual”, which has recently been developed by the U.S. Forest Service, Northeastern Area is the topic of this web archive session.  With hopes of increasing the number of healthy, long-lived landscape trees, the Forest Service has created a Tree Owner’s Manual.   Just like the manual that comes with automobiles and appliances, this booklet includes a parts diagram, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting, and more. And,  like other manuals, hopefully it will be kept in a familiar spot and used as a reference over the course of the tree’s life. Organizations are encouraged to copy and distribute the booklet to tree owners everywhere.

As a small, black-and-white booklet, the Tree Owner’s Manual is inexpensive to reproduce so that it can be made widely available to garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, and arborists to hand out to customers. And like other owner’s manuals, hopefully it will be kept in a familiar spot and used as a reference over the course of the tree’s life.

This presentation was delivered by Jill Johnson, US Forest Service, and is part of the “New Products Showcase” webcast series, which aims to introduce practical, ready for use tools for urban natural resource managers, planners and practitioners.

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  • If you would like to print and distribute this publication with your name and logo on the cover, please contact Jill Johnson at 651-649-5253, or via e-mail at

Archived Video:

You can view this New Products Showcase webcast below, by using the embedded video viewer. Just click on Play and the video will start momentarily. Alternatively, you may download a copy to your own PC. Simply right-click on the provided link and save the presentation to your desktop or other appropriate directory. You can then open the file once it is downloaded and view it by using the default Windows Media Player software.

Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.

Download the file in Windows Media (WMV) format.

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United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Forest Service


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