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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.

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EPA Stormwater Management Model

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.

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Urban Forests and Climate Change

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.

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Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan

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.

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National Agroforestry Center Visual Simulation Tools

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.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Education and Outreach Materials
  • General
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Champion It
  • Explore It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Build Partnerships
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Publisher(s):
  • Arbor Day Foundation