The trees, vegetation, and green spaces that make up America’s urban forests are essential contributors to virtually every measure of public well-being.

From improving air and water quality, to advancing human health and safety, to promoting economic development and social equity, SUFC’s mission is to convene and mobilize our diverse member network to foster thriving communities through healthy urban and community forests. 

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SUFC Receives 2020 LAF Founder's Award

We are honored to be the recipients of the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Founder's Award.

According to the award committee, “There are few things that can have a more positive impact on the urban environment than trees. SUFC’s work to increase support and educate policymakers and the public about the multiple benefits of urban trees is critical to the health of our urban environments and the people that live and work there.”

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22+ Statistics and Facts You Need To Know About Wildfires

This article is authored by Tree Expert Codey Stout and can be found in its originally published form on Tree Triage. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Are you wondering how deforestation is affecting the health of the planet’s trees? You’ve come to the right place! In this Tree Triage guide, we’ll cover: Why…

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Late Summer 2021 News to Share

News From the SUFC Team We are excited to welcome SUFC’s newest member, the Urban Wood Network! Though initially formed as a response to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation and resulting mass removal of ash trees, the Urban Wood Network has a broad mission to inform, collaborate, and…

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Late Spring 2021 News to Share

News From the SUFC Team On April 7th 2021, SUFC Vice-Chair Rachel Holmes of The Nature Conservancy accepted the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s 2020 Founders’ Award on behalf of SUFC. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. SUFC Member News SFI Community Grants Support Collaboration on Education, Climate, Indigenous Relations,…

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May 2021 Note From the Chairs

In This Issue: SUFC Leadership UpdateNew Member Joins SUFCEarth Month RecapArbor Day CelebrationsAppropriations Letters UpdateLegislative Tracking and the Need for Advocacy Welcome SUFC’s New Leadership Just prior to the Annual meeting in late February, SUFC elected new leadership for the Chair and Vice Chair (formerly Co-Chair) roles. Caitlyn Pollihan, the…