Facts about trees and the vital role they play in making cities cleaner, healthier and more vibrant. They will help you tell how trees contribute to our economy, provide environmental services, contribute to safer streets and create jobs for Americans.
What is the value of a tree in your climate region? What environmental services do they provide and at what cost? For answers, choose one of the 16 region-specific Trees Pay Us Back brochures that is tailored to your growing conditions.
Trees in Our City is series of “ready to roll” Powerpoint presentations, tailored for 16 distinct U.S. growing regions, that explains why trees are worth our time and worth our resources. This is an excellent tool for tree growers, garden center educators and garden communicators who want to educate consumers and policy makers about the value of trees.
A series of public service announcements prepared by American Forests outline the benefits of urban forests. These attractive and brief videos are easy to share.
Handy 3 1⁄2 “ x 8” cue cards designed to fit in a shirt pocket can be downloaded, laminated and carried to the field. Topics, in English and Spanish, include Nursery Tree Quality Guidelines, Root Management, Planting and Young Tree Pruning.
Tree animation models tree growth on-the-fly based on measurements from USFS research and displays the benefits and costs of the trees at the same time.
Books and pamphlets presented by The American Public Works Association instruct public works administrators and employees in proper urban forest management. Guidelines for choosing urban trees, tree protection and preservation and other helpful publications are offered.
i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The sophisticated suite of tools are in the public domain and are designed to help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying environmental services that trees provide.
The Tree Carbon Calculator (CTCC) provides quantitative data on carbon dioxide sequestration and building heating/cooling energy savings provided by individual trees. CTCC outputs can be used to estimate GHG (greenhouse gas) benefits for existing trees or to forecast future benefits in sixteen United States climate zones.
The Urban Forest Project Protocol provides guidance to quantify and verify greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from a planned set of tree planting and maintenance activities implemented to permanently increase carbon storage through trees. The protocol is designed for use by municipalities, educational institutions, and utilities.
American Forests compiled lessons learned by 12 cities as they faced challenges and found success in urban forest management efforts. A 108-page narrative book.
American Forests recognizes 10 pioneering cities including Portland, Oregon, for outstanding management of their urban forests. Learn what makes them unique among the 50 largest cities in the United States.
The Society of Municipal Arborists presents a position paper, and web links that share lessons learned in the efforts to combat this invasive insect pest.
A series of downloadable flyers developed by the Society of Municipal Arborists. They explain why trees are important to communities, where trees fit into a community, and who works with and manages community trees. They are designed for use at local events, as educational materials, or as support material for program development.
Free online identification guide provided by the Arbor Day Foundation. An iPhone edition is available for download for $4.99.
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