Growth

Rapid unplanned growth can radically change the landscape of an area. Tree cover loss and land fragmentation are challenges being encountered by forest managers in the wildland-urban interface.

Traditional solutions to problems such as insect infestations and stormwater run-off are difficult to apply as tree cover is lost and land is fragmented into smaller units with greater numbers of owners. Land-use planning with trees in mind is vital to the sustainability of a community.