What are they?

Who can be included? Why include one more group in the process of managing public trees? What does the community get out of it? Isn’t it just a lot of extra trouble? Where can I get more information?
Elmendorf, William,  and Henry Gerhold.  1997.  A Guide for Municipal Tree Commissions, and Community Forestry Volunteers: A Review of Practical Studies.  Both can be ordered off the web at  TreePeople with Andy and Katie Lipkis.  1990.  The simple act of planting a tree: a Citizen Forester's guide to healing your neighborhood, your city, and your world .   Los Angeles:Tarcher.  For other information, advice and help on this topic, call offices of your State Urban Forestry Coordinator or University Extension service, or visit urban forestry web sites.