ANDY AND KATIE LIPKIS
Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.
This book is dedicated to Citizen Foresters everywhere. May we reforest the earth!
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The simple act of planting a tree: a Citizen Forester's guide to healing your neighborhood, your city, and your world / TreePeople with Andy and Katie Lipkis. p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0-87477-602-3 (paper): $12.95
1. Tree planting—Citizen participation. 2. Urban forestry—Citizen participation. 3. Trees, Care of—Citizen participation. 4. Trees in cities. I. Lipkis, Katie. II. TreePeople (Firm) III. Title. SB436.L56 1990 90-11133 635.9'77'091732-dc20 CIP
Copyright 1990 by TreePeople with Andy and Katie Lipkis
All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted by the 1976 Copyright Act or in writing by the publisher. Requests for such permissions should be addressed to:
Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.
5858 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Design: Deborah Daly, Daly Design
Editor: Nicky Leach
Production Editor: Paul Murphy
Zones indicated beneath tree drawings throughout the book refer to map on page 176.
The service mark TreePeople is registered and protected under California and federal laws, and the term Citizen Forester is proprietary to TreePeople.
Back cover photo by Carl Studna. Other photographs by David Bohrer, Jon Earl, Bruce Flint, Cathryn Berger Kaye, Jerold Kress, Andy Lipkis, Katie Lipkis, George Ollen, Jeff Share, and Ben Swets. Drawings on pages 44, 133, 135, 136, 137, 144, 148, 149, 157, and 158 are by Mark Beall. Cartoon on page 115 is reprinted with permission of Richard Wallmeyer, Wallmeyer Cartoons, Press-Telegram, copyright 1984. Captioned drawings of trees are by Anne Spaulding. Charts on pages 34 and 56, photos on pages 167 and 172, and drawings on pages 54 and 55 are reprinted from A Planter's Guide to the Urban Forest with permission from Fern Tiger and Associates, copyright 1983. Chart on page 16 is reprinted with permission of Jeremy Rifkin. Photograph and article "Andy vs. the Bureaucratic Deadwood" on page 40 are courtesy of the Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1973.
Manufactured on recycled paper in the United States of America.