Science Note Vol. 8 No. 7
MDC’s Community Forestry Program advises, coordinates, and facilitates the efforts that affect Missouri’s community-owned trees. Assistance provided by MDC is targeted at local governments, arborists, non-profit organizations, and planning councils. To better understand citizen attitudes towards certain community forestry issues, such as hazard trees, topping, and urban sprawl, a survey questionnaire was mailed to randomly selected recipients in 44 selected Missouri communities. Our goal was to determine the issues citizens in these communities felt to be most pressing, the support for passage of two hypothetical ballot issues, and the knowledge level citizens have about the tree program in their community.