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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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“The Power of Tree Canopy” Presentation

This presentation will introduce the science and motivating questions behind UTC data collection and analysis, illustrating the value of integrating tree canopy data with ecological, social, and economic data to achieve municipal goals.

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Video: Investing from the Ground Up

This is a great video introduction to the concept of urban forestry and the types of benefits it can provide. Despite coming from California’s Urban Forests Council, the video is useful to all audiences around the country.  

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i-Tree Tools

i-Tree includes a full suite of highly-technical forestry benefits calculators and siting tools best suited for those with professional knowledge of stormwater management and GIS.

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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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  • Resource Types:
  • Education and Outreach Materials
  • Getting Started Steps:
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  • Planning Process Steps:
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  • Publisher(s):
  • U.S. Forest Service