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Urban Forests and Healthy Babies

This article provides an overview of a study which demonstrates that mothers living in greener neighborhoods deliver at full term and produce babies with higher birth weights — an indicator of neonatal health.

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EPA National Stormwater Calculator

The National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) can be used to estimate the amount and frequency of rainwater runoff from sites anywhere in the United States. The calculator accounts for soil conditions, rainfall history, land cover, and more.  

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“New Urban Forestry Management Tools” Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation provides guidance on site selection, tree size and species. It is an entry-level resource but useful primer for planners.

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Wasatch Choice for 2040: Process, Tools, Resources and Data

The Wasatch Choice for 2040 includes toolkits for planners, regional data sets, community development and housing guidelines, form-based codes, and scenario planning framework for small communities.

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Benefits of Trees and Urban Forests: A Research List

This extensive list of the benefits of trees, grouped by category, was compiled by The Alliance for Community Trees.  The information is backed by a wide range of research publications.

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