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Urban and Community Forest Appreciation Toolkit

This resource contains a series of customizable community education materials from the Forest Service, prepared primarily for Northeastern states.

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Urban Forestry South Resources

This library on the Urban Forestry South website contains a comprehensive list of assessment tools and other resources for effective urban forestry planning.  There are many other useful resources throughout the site.

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Video: Why Trees?

This stop-action lecture doodle explains some of the basic reasons why trees are important. The video works great as a general primer for those less familiar with urban forestry, despite being oriented towards the southern-USA.

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Philadelphia’s Municipal Departments: The Foundation for the Green Renaissance

Long before Mayor Michael Nutter proclaimed that he wanted to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Department of Parks and Recreation (PPR) had been working toward that goal. The PPR (formerly the Fairmount Park Commission) was initially focused on acquiring land along the city’s riverfronts to prevent […]

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Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for Public Works Managers: Urban Forest Management Plan

This resource for public works managers provides a detailed overview of the process and components behind crafting an urban forest management plan. It was produced by the American Public Works Association.

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  • Education and Outreach Materials
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  • U.S. Forest Service