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William Elmendorf, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Extension Specialist
  • Community and Urban Forestry
William Elmendorf, Ph.D.
334 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Work Phone: 814-863-7941

Education

  1. B.S., University of Montana (1980)
  2. M.B.A., University of Montana (1986)
  3. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (2002)

Academic Interests:

Community forest management; land-use planning and regulation for resource conservation; open space conservation; volunteerism; arboriculture and tree care.

Courses Taught:

Urban Forestry Management

Professional Affiliation:

Chair Elect, Society of American Foresters Urban Forestry Working Group; Chairperson, Borough of State College Municipal Tree Commission; Executive Board Member, PennDel Chapter International Society of Arboriculture; Extension Liaison, Pennsylvania Community Forestry Council; Local Program Chair, 2004 International Society of Arboriculture National Meeting.

Recent Research/Educational Projects:

Selected Publications:

Gerhold, H., W. Elmendorf, and R. Stahl. 1994. "Urban foresters and roadside managers meet at the crossroads." Journal of Forestry 92(10):21.

Elmendorf, W.F., and A. E. Luloff. 1999. "Using ecosystem-based and traditional land use planning to conserve greenspace." Journal of Arboriculture 25(5): 264-273.

Elmendorf, W.F., and A. E. Luloff. 2001. "Using qualitative data collection methods when planning for community forests." Journal of Arboriculture 27(3):139-151.

Elmendorf, W. F., V. J. Cotrone, and J. T. Mullen. 2003. "Urban forestry practices and sustainability: Contrasting a Pennsylvania study." Journal of Arboriculture 29(4): 237-249.

Elmendorf, W.F., T. Watson, and S. Lilly. 2005. "Arboriculture and urban forestry education in the United States: Results of an educators survey." Journal of Arboriculture 31(3): 138-149.

Elmendorf, W. F., F. Willits, and V. Sasisharan. 2005. "Urban park and forest participation and landscape preference: A review of the relevant literature." Journal of Arboriculture 31(6): 311-317.

Elmendorf, W. F., F. Willits, V. Sasisharan, and G. Godbey. 2005. "Urban park and forest participation and landscape preference: A comparison between Blacks and Whites in Philadelphia and Atlanta." Journal of Arboriculture 31(6): 318-326.

Ching-Hua, Ho., V. Sasisharan., W. Elmendorf., F. Willits., A. Graefe., and G. Godbey. 2005. "Gender and ethnic variation in urban park preferences, visitation, and perceived benefits." Journal of Leisure Research . 37(3): 124-135.

Thompson, J., W. Elmendorf, M. McDonough, and L. Burban. 2005 "Participation and conflict: Lessons learned from community forestry." Journal of Forestry . 103(4):174- 178.

Elmendorf, W.F., and A. E. Luloff. 2006. "Using key informant interviews to better understand open space conservation in a developing watershed." Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 32(2):54-61.

Journal Articles Accepted for Publication

Lord, B., and W. Elmendorf. 2006. "Do recreation organizations represent all participants?" Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

Elmendorf, W.F. 1992-2006.Editor and Contributor, Urban Forestry News.The newsletter of The Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council.

Elmendorf, W.F. 1994-2006.Editor and Contributor, Sylvan Communities . The magazine of the Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council.

Elmendorf, W.F., 1994. Sustaining and Funding an Urban Forestry Program. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ., Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W. F. 1994. Municipal Tree Commissions. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W.F. 1994. Working with Local Government for Successful Urban Forests. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W.F. 1994. Opportunities for Volunteers. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 4pp.

Elmendorf, W. F. 1994. Annual Budgets for Community Tree Programs. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W.F. 1994. Annual Work Plans for Tree Commissions. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W., and H. Gerhold. 1996. Editors and Contributors. A Guide for Municipal Tree Commissions. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Forestry Association and Pennsylvania Bureau of Conservation and Natural Resources. 52pp.

Elmendorf, W. and H. Gerhold. 1997. Pruning Landscape Trees. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 10pp.

Bazan, E.J., W. F. Elmendorf, and H. D. Gerhold. 1997. Fundraising for Community Forestry Projects. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council. 31pp.

Elmendorf, W. and H. Gerhold. 1998. Don't Top Trees. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W., H. Gerhold and L. Kuhns. 1998. Preserving Trees in Development Projects.University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 26 pp.

Gerhold, H. and W. Elmendorf. 1998. Questions about Trees and Utilities. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 2pp.

Elmendorf, W. F., and S. Smith. 1999. Planting Trees in Your Urban Forest: A Guide for Youth. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 32pp.

Elmendorf, W. F., H. D. Gerhold, and L. Kuhns. 2000. Young Tree Planting and After Care. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State University Cooperative Extension. 30pp.

Elmendorf, W.F., G. Morman, and H. Gerhold. 2000. Seven Common Diseases of Pennsylvania Landscape Trees. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 7pp.

Elmendorf, W.F. and J. Finley. A Guide to Backyard Trees. 2001. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State Cooperative Extension Forest Stewardship Program. 15pp.

Smith, S., W. Elmendorf., and H. Gerhold. 2005. From the Woods: Community Forests. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 4pp.

Elmendorf, W., D. Kincaid, and J. Clay. 2005. Working with the Media: A Guide for Tree, Environmental Advisory, and Planning Commissions. University Park, Pennsylvania: Penna. State Univ. Cooperative Extension. 44pp.