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 fill-in-the-blank guide is simple and useful for helping those completely unfamiliar with urban forestry get involved in the planning process.
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.
The US Forest Service manages a vigorous health program aimed, in part, at assisting local and state government and private owners identify and manage tree pests and diseases. This site offers information on major threats and resources for dealing with them.
San Francisco created a modest plan which the city is implementing in three phases. The first phase focused on street trees because San Francisco has small tree canopy, fragmented and underfunded maintenance. The second and third phases involve developing a vision and recommending greening opportunities to businesses and private property owners.