About the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC)

SUFC is the nation’s only network of nonprofits, businesses, associations, foundations, and others working together to advance sound, effective urban forest policy and practices. 

Our broad and growing membership represents urban planners, educators, arborists, landscape architects, public works and utility associations, air and water quality experts, foresters, scientists, health professionals, tree care companies, landscape and nursery associations, conservationists, and community advocates.

Policy and Guiding Principles

Under the unifying push to make our communities greener and healthier for all, the SUFC member organizations are united to:
  1. Increase tangible support for urban forests on a national and local level.
  2. Educate diverse audiences (from policymakers to the public) about the value and need for healthy urban forests.
  3. Network and leverage resources and knowledge among member organizations.

SUFC’s Operating Principles


Keith Wood

Chair: Keith Wood, Urban and Community Forestry Committee, National Association of State Foresters

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Sophie Plitt

Vice Chair: Sophie Plitt, Senior Manager of National Partnerships at the Natural Areas Conservancy

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Strategic Partners

Founding SUFC Strategic Partner

The Davey Tree Expert Company

SUFC Strategic Partners

Bartlett Tree Experts

International Society of Arboriculture

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute