Inflation Reduction Act UCF Support Letter

Dear Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi:

The undersigned organizations, many of which are members of the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, are writing to strongly support the important urban and community forest provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. From combating climate change and creating more equitable communities to improving infrastructure and expanding green jobs, our nation’s current and expanding 138 million acres of urban and community forests and trees are an essential piece of the equation. Furthermore, with climate impacts from extreme heat and air pollution rising, cities and towns are urgently setting new goals for expansion of tree cover to protect our most vulnerable populations.

The bold investments proposed in the Inflation Reduction Act represent unprecedented recognition and support for the multitude of scientifically proven social, economic, and environmental benefits provided by forests and trees across communities of all sizes.

The groups below represent the multi-billion-dollar tree-care industry, state forestry professionals, a wide variety of professional associations including arborists, city planners and public works professionals, and forest, conservation, and water non-profit organizations that understand the value and return on investment of planting and maintaining trees where people live.


National Organizations

Alliance for Community Trees

American Forests

American Planning Association

American Society of Consulting Arborists

American Society of Landscape Architects

Arbor Day Foundation

Center for Invasive Species Prevention

Green Infrastructure Center Inc.

International Society of Arboriculture

National Association of Clean Water Agencies

National Association of Conservation Districts

National Association of State Foresters

National Wildlife Federation

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

SavATree, LLC

Society of American Foresters

Society of Municipal Arborists

Student Conservation Association

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

The Davey Tree Expert Company

The Nature Conservancy

Tree Care Industry Association


Urban Wood Network

State/Regional and Local Affiliates

Amigos de los Rios

ArborPro, Inc.

Arroyo Seco Foundation

Asheville GreenWorks

Boulder County

Bridging The Gap

California ReLeaf

California Urban Forests Council

Cambium Carbon PBC



Casey Trees

Center for Regenerative Agriculture

Chicago Region Trees Initiative, The Morton Arboretum

City of Lincoln, Nebraska

City of Providence, RI Forestry Division

City of Santa Maria

City of Takoma Park

City of Toledo – Forestry Operations

Cleveland Tree Coalition

Council for Watershed Health

Don’t Clearcut Seattle

Escondido Neighbors United

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest

Friends of the Urban Forest

Friends of Trees

Holden Forests & Gardens

Huntington Beach Tree Society, Inc.

Inland Urban Forest Council

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust


Madera Coalition for Community Justice

Maryland Forestry Foundation Chesapeake Communities

Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee

Montana Urban and Community Forestry Association

New Jersey Tree Foundation

New York State Urban Forestry Council

North East Trees, Inc.

Ojai Trees


Paradise plant medicine

Park City Municipal Corporation

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Philadelphia Orchard Project

PLANT Parenthood


Puente Latino Association Inc

Rid-All Green Partnership

Riverfront North Partnership

Sacramento Tree Foundation

Santa Fe County

Save Life Initiative

Save Our Forest/Fallbrook Land Conservancy

Seattle Green Spaces Coalition

Shoreline Preservation Society

Speak for the Trees, Boston

Sunnyvale Urban Forest Advocates

Sustainable Claremont

Tacoma Tree Foundation

Town of Grantwood Village, Missouri

Tree City Pacifica

Tree Foundation of Kern

Tree Lodi



Trees Forever

Trees Indiana

Trees Knoxville

Trees of Santa Maria.


Up With Trees

Utah Center for Civic Improvement

Volunteer Forestry/Fire Prevention Programs, Nevada City, California

Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Woodland Tree Foundation

Your Children’s Trees