Urban Forestry

Regardless of the community size or location, natural and human pressures threaten our trees. Small communities often do not have a dedicated City Forester to help manage these threats. To combat these threats to trees, you need to know the number of trees and species in your public lands. How do you effectively manage the trees within a community for Emerald Ash Borer?

Management of natural resources begins with capturing information through an inventory process. The information gathering during the inventory provides a snapshot of the quantity and quality of the trees in a community. A tree inventory provides information that assists a community in developing an action plan and budgeting. Inventories help determine which trees can be treated for disease, removal, and replacement.

Paul Clinton, Landscape Architect at Clark Engineering, has the experience to guide communities through the components of the South Dakota Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants. The goal of this comprehensive grant program is to assist local communities in improving the urban forest. Paul has the professional qualifications to assist communities in applying for this grant to manage the healthier urban forest. Take the first step by contacting Clark Engineering today.

Proven Expertise

  • Tree Inventory / Assessment
    ○ Location | Species | Condition
  • Management Plan
    ○ Maintenance (treat or remove)
    ○ Cost / Benefit Analysis
    ○ Budget
  • New Planting Design
    ○ Street and Boulevards
    ○ Parks
    ○ Selection of Species
    ○ Native Trees
    ○ Shelter Belts
  • Project Coordination/ Management
    ○ Education / Training



Paul Clinton, PLA

More about Paul

Paul Clinton, PLA

Landscape Architect


Urban Forestry; Wetland Delineation; Wetland Mitigation; Hydrogeomorphic (HGM); Assessments; Floristic Quality Index (FQI); Assessments; Site Plans; Parks; Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP); Native Prairie Plantings

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