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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Note from the Chairs

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…

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SUFC Receives the Landscape Architect Foundation’s 2020 Founders’ Award

On April 7th 2021, SUFC Vice-Chair Rachel Holmes of The Nature Conservancy accepted the LAF 2020 Founders’ Award. Rachel shared our values in an acceptance speech and participated in a panel discussion with 2020 LAF Medal Recipient Bill Johnson, professor of landscape architecture and Dean of University of Michigan’s School…

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SUFC is now on Youtube!

SUFC is excited to announce the launch of our official Youtube page! We have shared 5 videos from our 2021 Annual Meeting and hope to use this platform to showcase and promote even more conversations around advancing urban and community forestry in the future. Check out our channel via…

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Winter 2021 News to Share

News From the SUFC Team We love hearing from you! Whether it be a new project your team is working on, an upcoming virtual event your organization is looking forward to, or just exciting news that you can’t wait to share, please send your organization’s communications to SUFC! Email us…