Are you interested in getting more involved in urban forestry, but don’t know how? Check out these resources from some of our members to see how you can make a difference in your community.
Community Tree Recovery Program – Arbor Day Foundation
- The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need for trees in the wake of natural disasters. Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for re-establishing neighborhood trees…as well as a sense of community.
Carbon Credits – City Forest Credits
- City Forest Credits issues third-party verified carbon credits from tree planting and preservation projects in cities. Companies can buy credits from local projects and invest where people live, work, and play.
Connecting Kids to Nature – Sustainable Forestry Initiative
- Exposing young minds to nature has proven physical and mental health benefits, sparks curiosity and wonderment about the natural world, and cultivates an appreciation for what it needs to remain healthy and productive. Teaching children to understand and value nature is vital to raising the next generation of environmental stewards.
Empowering the Next Generation – Sustainable Forestry Initiative
- This program not only builds awareness and appreciation of trees and forests but also provides young people with leadership and communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and an understanding of the importance of teamwork and community.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) – Sustainable Forestry Initiative
- Project Learning Tree helps students understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment, builds knowledge and skills necessary to address key environmental and sustainability challenges.
Conservation Activities in a Time of Crisis – Wildlife Habitat Council
- WHC offers support and guidance to help continue management of conservation projects and plan a variety of activities. This guide has advice on how to continue habitat, species and conservation education initiatives on sites where there continues to be access (however limited), or if no access exists at all to monitoring or management.