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Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests: A Research List

This extensive list of the benefits of trees, grouped by category, was compiled by The Alliance for Community Trees.  The information is backed by a wide range of research publications.

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Community Tool Box: Learn A Skill

This tool provides an extensive set of guides on building the skills needed for effective community engagement. Each chapter of the Community Tool Box can be applied to any number of local issues, from public health and education to green infrastructure and the environment. Each of the materials in this tool box can be translated […]

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Tree Benefit Calculator

Casey Trees and Davey Tree Expert Co. have developed a National Tree Benefit Calculator which allows users to determine the stormwater, property value, energy (both electricity and natural gas), air quality and climate benefits and values for an individual tree.

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Urban Planning Tools for Quality Growth

Envision Utah created this toolbox to assist communities plan for various stages of development.  The guide details the benefits of urban forestry as well as information and tips for creating a plan that incorporates green infrastructure into development efforts.

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EPA Green Infrastructure Modeling Tools

This page includes guidance from the regulators on various methods to gauge impact of stormwater controls, especially non-structural. The resource includes little guidance on trees specifically, but broad coverage of both simple and complex modeling techniques.

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  • Alliance for Community Trees