Urban & Community Forestry: A Practical Guide to Sustainability
This guide is organized into separate downloadable chapters on a variety of topics related to urban forestry and sustainability. It includes a chapter on engaging multicultural audiences.
The Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) is part of EPA’s suite of water research tools. SWMM is a hydrology-hydraulic water quality simulation model used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality in urban areas. SWMM is highly technical and is best suited for those with working knowledge of the industry.
This US Forest Service site explores how healthy trees and forests provide communities with a host of climate-related benefits. The webpage includes an outstanding synthesis of issues, concerns and strategies for managing resilient communities.
The City of Palo Alto developed a very comprehensive plan and vision for their urban forest. The plan links tree canopy to social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals and can be used as a model for other communities.
These simulation tools provide a visual demonstration of how adding trees improves stormwater management. They use CANVIS, a free image editing program designed for urban forestry.