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Planning the Urban Forest

This report by the American Planning Association contains case studies, an appendix on incorporating green infrastructure in a comprehensive plan, and lists of web resources. It is a must-have resource for professionals interested in making urban forestry part of their green infrastructure and sustainability plans.

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Portland Urban Forest Review

This report provides an in-depth analysis of progress on urban forestry and green infrastructure initiatives in Portland, OR.  It outlines the goals and desired outcomes of the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan, the actions being taken to meet them, and key challenges that are hindering the process.

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Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System

Envision provides a framework for rating the economic, environmental, and community benefits of a wide range of infrastructure projects.  It grades and evaluates projects based on 60 sustainability criteria.

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Northeast Community Tree Guide: Benefits, Costs, and Strategic Planning

This guide lays out the costs and benefits of selected tree species in the Northeast US, calculated for environmental values.  It also provides a good explanation of how benefits are delivered and monetized.

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EPA National Stormwater Calculator

The National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) can be used to estimate the amount and frequency of rainwater runoff from sites anywhere in the United States. The calculator accounts for soil conditions, rainfall history, land cover, and more.  

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