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When tree removal is needed in NPS cultural landscapes, the preservation objective is generally to replace contributing trees in order to preserve the historic character. These considerations for planning, planting, and establishment will make your tree replacement project a success.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
Learn how to gain access to the collection of Cultural Landscape Guidance Documents on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA).
Citizen science is a great thing to do in national parks! This page provides guidance, resources, toolkits, and related information.
Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an insect that feeds on ash tree species, and methods to monitor, mitigate, and restore EAB infested areas.
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of fire blight, a common disease that affects plants in the rose family, including apples, pear, and peach.
The NEPA Citizens guide is for citizens to effectively participate in the review of environmental effects in Federal decision making.
The NPS has Section 106 Regional Coordinators assigned to each region. The contact information for each 106 Regional Coordinator is provided below.
Over several decades, NPS staff at National Capital Parks East (NACE) has been converting areas from mowed turf into grassy meadow. Learn their process in this resource!
Section 106 requires Federal agencies consider how their actions affect historic resources. Training options and 106 resources are provided on this page.
Take the 30-day CLEAR challenge, as an individual or park unit, to improve workforce engagement.
This appendix provides guidelines for NPS park, center, and regional compliance with NAGPRA statute and regulations.
The purpose of this brief guide is to help staff understand the compliance process and why it produces better projects and decisions.
A collection of reference materials that assist maintenance workers in caring for vegetation significant to the historic character of a cultural landscape.
The Preservation Horticulture Workshop provides participants with the foundation of maintaining trees and shrubs in a historic cultural landscape.
Tree topping is a drastic pruning practice used to reduce the height of a tree. Learn steps to mitigate the effects of poor pruning or damage to the top of the tree.
This video identifies considerations for replacing trees in historic landscapes, from selection to replanting techniques.
Fruitful Legacy explores U.S. orchards and provides technical guidance, illustrations and tables, relevant organizations, and an extensive bibliography.
The Cultural Landscape Report Collection is available to parks & the public through IRMA. CLRs are used in many aspects of National Park Service management.
In 2015, BOEM published 'Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes,' that provides guidance for tribal consultation in advance of proposed undertakings.
Learn more about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and discover potential ways to control the spread of disease to hemlock trees.
The Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) report collection is available to parks and the public through IRMA.
The Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) Professional Procedures Guide defines the data elements, organization, and methodology of the CLI.
Published by the National Park Service, Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.
Preservation basics of the National Park Service, including guiding legislation and preservation maintenance such as preservation horticulture.