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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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Trees are the Key Online Toolkit

This site includes presentations, sample letters, posters, etc. for community outreach.  It was prepared by Fifth Estate Communications for the Sustainable Urban Forests Commission — as part of the Vibrant Cities Initiative.

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Common Water Quality Measures

This webpage lists the various measurable factors affecting water quality. Each is accompanied by an explanation of why they are important to the health of a water body.

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EPA Green Infrastructure Modeling Tools

This page includes guidance from the regulators on various methods to gauge impact of stormwater controls, especially non-structural. The resource includes little guidance on trees specifically, but broad coverage of both simple and complex modeling techniques.

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Green Cities Toolbox

The Green Cities Toolbox includes protocols, forms, and training materials produced by four greening programs in Redmond, Kent, Seattle, Tacoma.  This is a useful resource for volunteer-based programs.

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