Urban Forests and Carbon Credits: One Pathway
This document establishes a pathway to create and trade carbon credits from urban forests. It includes protocols and quantification guides for both forest management and tree planting. The resource comes from a significant task force effort by California’s Climate Action Reserve.
This California-oriented site offers up-to-date research and practices aimed at controlling Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.
This plan, an early component of aggressive regional planning by the Mid-America Regional Council, focuses largely on connecting key conservation corridors.
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.
This tool allows users to quickly compare the performance, costs, and benefits of green infrastructure to conventional stormwater practices. The calculator is comprehensive and requires multiple data sets.