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Virginia Street Tree Assessment Project
The goal of this project is to improve our understanding of the abundance, composition, and benefits of municipal street trees throughout the Commonwealth. read more...
Urban Forestry Emergency Operations Planning Guide for Storm Response
This user-friendly guide provides urban forestry professionals concrete approaches when preparing for natural disasters that impact the urban forest. read more...
Urban Forest Assessments Resource Guide
American Forests developed this resource guide to provide a framework for practitioners interested in doing urban forest ecosystem assessments. read more...
Miracle on Elmer Avenue
Andy Lipkis, Founder and President of TreePeople, talks about Elmer Avenue - a neighborhood in Los Angeles' NE San Fernando Valley that was transformed from a flood hazard zone into a model of sustainability. read more...
eLearn Urban Forestry
eLearn Urban Forestry is a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes, including service foresters, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials and public works employees. read more...
Capture the rain and rebuild the economy: It can happen here!
This fun animation shows how reconnecting trees to our city's watersheds is one of the fastest ways to create lasting jobs while rebuilding local economies and preparing our communities to thrive and survive increasing threats of severe weather. read more...
NCSU Webinar Portal for Forestry and Natural Resources
A service of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office, North Carolina State University's Extension Forest Resources, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, other participating land-grant universities, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. read more...
50 Careers in Trees
Descriptions of careers related to trees, tree care, and the organizations that manage them. read more...
Hazard Tree Graphics
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The Hazard Tree Web Page
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Bioimages
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Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
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Getting To The Root of Tree Problems
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Georgia Forestry Commission
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TreeLink
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Phytophthora ramorum Genome
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Joint Genome Institute
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USGS National Atlas
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US EPA: Sample Size and Sampling Frequency Estimator
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Strategic Forest Lands Assessment (SFLA)
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Moving Beyond Sprawl: The Challenge for Metropolitan Atlanta
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Green Infrastructure
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University of Minnesota Urban Forestry Library
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Forest Insect & Disease Leaflets
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Green Development Literature Search
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Guidelines for Accessible Design (U.S. Access Board)
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Center for Landuse Education and Research
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Market Appreciation for Clustered Housing With Permanent Open Space
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Asian Longhorned Beetle
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Knoxville Street Tree Master Plan
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Metropolitan Areas Most Polluted by Year-Round Particle Pollution (2004)
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City of Coral Springs - Tree Information
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Center for Urban Forest Research
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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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Midwest Center for Urban & Community Forestry
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Mid-Atlantic Center for Urban & Community Forestry
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Alternative Stormwater Management Practices for Residential Projects
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Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry
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Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest Forests and Woodlands
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Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability
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IPM Manual of Tree Insects
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University Of Kentucky Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum Park
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Center for Neighborhood Technology
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How to Recognize Hazardous Defects in Trees
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The North Carolina Urban Tree Evaluation Program
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The Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance
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North Carolina State University Tree Factsheets
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Project for Public Spaces
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Effects of Urban Forests and their Management on Human Health and Environmental Quality
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Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)
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Southern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)
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Texas A&M Urban Forestry Program
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Urban Forest Effects Model (UFORE)
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Pronunciation of Biological Latin
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Scientific Names of Plants: How to Say Them and What They Mean
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Above Ground Video Monitoring (Flagstaff)
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Impervious Surface Analysis Tool (ISAT)
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HARC: Houston Advanced Research Center
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Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
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Cool Houston Project (HARC)
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Laboratory for Wood Anatomy and Dendrochronology
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Smart Growth America
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
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Storm Damage Resource Center
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Alamo Forest Partnership
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Plants Database (NRCS)
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Flora of North America
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Arid Plant List
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Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Greencluster
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Skov & Landskab: Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning
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The Pacific Forest Trust: Preserving Productive Forestlands
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Natural Connections: Green Infrastructure in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana
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GreenInfo Network: Mapping and Information in the Public Interest
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Treesearch
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Florida Chapter International Society of Arboriculture
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Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
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Nashville Tree Foundation
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ISA CAD Planting Details
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Street Tree Electronic Management System (STEMS)
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Tennessee Urban Forestry: TN Dept of Agriculture, Forestry Division
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The Greening of Detroit
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Landscape and Urban Planning
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Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
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Urban Ecology
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National Network of Forest Practitioners
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Ohio's Trees
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Sacramento Tree Foundation
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The Fungi of California
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Florida Urban Forest Council
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Georgia Model Urban Forest - Online
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Landscape Ecology: Early Papers (1987-1997)
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FRAGSTATS: Spatial Pattern Analysis Program
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Natural Environments for Urban Populations
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Conservation Development in Practice
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Directory of Sustainable Growth Documents (NIPC)
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Forests on the Edge
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Sustainable Development of Forestlands Project
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Paying people to protect their environment in Bolivia
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The Ecological Planning and Design Directory
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Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests
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Forest of Mercia: the Community Forest for the West Midlands
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Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
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South Carolina Urban & Community Forestry Council
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Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council
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Georgia Urban Forest Council - Online
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Trees for Cities
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European Urban Forestry Research & Information Centre
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Tree Benefits Estimator
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Sustainable Community Forestry Program
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Ecosystem Marketplace
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Stroud Water Research Center
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Roots of the Urban Forest
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i-Tree Tools
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Trees Clean Air
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Assessing Landscape Tree Loss after a Disaster
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Trees After The Storm
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Veteran Tree Management Handbook
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Assessment and Management of Hurricane Damaged Timberland
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Tales from Urban Forests
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Urban Forestry Laboratory Exercises
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Cultivars and Names of Lagerstroemia
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The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves
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Storm Recovery Kit (NADF)
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What Tree Is It?
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Tree Emergency Plan Worksheet (on-line)
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Communicating Ecosystem Services
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Silvics of North America
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Green Infrastructure Calculator
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Storm Preparation (and dealing with the aftermath)
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Urban & Community Forestry at UGA
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Roanoke Valley Green Infrastructure Network
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Student Conservation Association
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International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
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Urban Trees and Shrubs: A guide to the selection of trees and shrubs in urban areas
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Emerald Ash Borer Maps
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A Survey of Urban Forestry in Sweden
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ABA
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ACT Public Policy
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American Community Gardening Association
ACGA builds community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. read more...
American Public Gardens Association (APGA)
Formally the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA). read more...
Arboles Ornamentales
A Spanish tree care and arborists website. Includes: descriptions of species common to the Mediterranean area, tree care practices, and other resources. read more...
Asociación Mexicana de Arboricultura
Mexican Association of Arboriculture read more...
Asociación Mexicana de Arboricultura
Mexican Association of Arboriculture read more...
Assessing Urban Forest Canopy Cover: A Primer for State Foresters
A briefing paper prepared by the URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY COMMITTEE of the National Association of State Foresters read more...
Assessing Urban Forest Canopy Cover: A Primer for State Foresters
A briefing paper prepared by the URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY COMMITTEE of the National Association of State Foresters read more...
Associations of neighbourhood greenness with physical and mental health: do walking, social coherence and local social interaction explain the relationships?
A mailed-survey study was conducted to examine associations of perceived neighbourhood "greenness" with perceived physical and mental health and to investigate whether walking and social factors account for the relationships. read more...
Auburn University Applies Its i-Tree Eco Results
This featured story on Auburn University's home page demonstrates how some of the i-Tree Eco results are being used by the university. read more...
Austin Climate Protection Program
The City of Austin, TX Climate Protection Program website outlines the City's commitment to making Austin the leading city in the nation in the fight against climate change. It provides information to its citizens regarding ways they can reduce carbon emissions. read more...
Baltimore Urban Tree Canopy
The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) conducts research on metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system. The program integrates biological, physical, and social sciences. As a part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, BES seeks to understand how Baltimore's ecosystems change over time. The ecological knowledge created by BES supports educational and community-based activities, and interactions with the Baltimore community. read more...
Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World
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Beetle Busters
The Asian longhorned beetle is killing our trees. We need your help to stop it. Learn the signs. Look for it. Report it. read more...
Improving the Subdivision Review Process
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Biotope Area Factor
A "biotope" is an area of uniform environmental conditions providing a living place for specific plants and animals. It is "habitat" for a biological community not just specific species or populations. In urban settings, biotopes have specific characteristics that provide "ecological value". Biotopes can be ranked based on this value. read more...
Bonnie Appleton's Website at Hampton Roads
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Botanical Latin
Another discussion on the pronunciation of Latin for plant names read more...
Calgary Dutch Elm Disease
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Calgary Urban Forestry
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California Climate Action Registry
"The California Climate Action Registry (the Registry) was established by California statute as a non-profit voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to help companies and organizations with operations in the state to establish GHG emissions baselines against which any future GHG emission reduction requirements may be applied. read more...
Can urban tree roots improve infiltration through compacted subsoils for stormwater management?
Global land use patterns and increasing pressures on water resources demand creative urban stormwater management. Strategies encouraging infiltration can enhance groundwater recharge and water quality. We examined whether tree roots can penetrate compacted subsoils and increase infiltration rates in the context of a novel infiltration BMP (I-BMP). read more...
Canadian Forest Service - Ash Protection Model (CFS-APM)
This site provides access to a model that was developed to assist users in deciding the fate of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) threatened by the arrival of emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) in North America. read more...
Canvis: Visual Simulation
National Agroforestry Center program for visual design. read more...
Carbon offsetting: Interactive guide
"[This] guide explains the issues around carbon offsetting, with examples from projects around the world - from hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria to foot-powered water pumps in India and the intermediaries that match them up corporate sponsors." [The Financial Times] read more...
Carbon Trading: A primer for forest landowners
This website is a collaborative effort between the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (WSFNR) at the University of Georgia and the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry (NCSSF) to answer many of the questions forest owners and others have about carbon markets. read more...
Casey Trees
The work of Casey Trees "is to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of the Nation's Capital." [Mission Statement] read more...
Center for Applied Transect Studies (CATS)
CATS promotes understanding of the built environment as part of the natural environment, through the planning methodology of the rural-to-urban transect. read more...
Center for Chesapeake Communities
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Center for Sustainable Cities
Metropolitan sustainability that enhances the natural environment, economic vitality, and social equity. read more...
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
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Center for Urban Forest Research
Our center is one of 13 research work units affiliated with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, a USDA Forest Service Organization. Our offices are located on the campus of the University of California at Davis. read more...
Center for Watershed Protection
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Centers for Urban and Interface Forestry
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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is the UK's Centre of Excellence for research in the land and freshwater environmental sciences. read more...
Chesapeake Stormwater Network
The Chesapeake Stormwater Network advocates for reform of federal, state and local laws, permits, regulations and design manuals to promote more sustainable stormwater management in the Chesapeake Bay. read more...
City of Arlington, TX i-Tree Eco (UFORE) Report
This report was created by the Arlington, TX Forestry Office after they completed their i-Tree Eco data collection. read more...
Climate Change Resource Center
The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a reference Web site for resource managers and decisionmakers who need information and tools to address climate change in planning and project implementation on lands in the West. read more...
Climate Protection Agreement: Current List of Cities
The current list of mayors and cities that have "signed-on" to the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. read more...
Community Forestry
This website is a clearinghouse for information to help communities manage their urban trees. read more...
Contracting for tree work
This link outlines how to develop and write a tree maintenance, planting, and/or pruning specification bid/contract. read more...
Trees & Crime: The Role of Landscaping in Crime Prevention
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Texas Urban Forestry Council
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National Center for Bicycling & Walking
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Digital Flora of Texas: Vascular Plant Image Library
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Native Plants of Central Texas
An introduction to the flora of central Texas read more...
Kurt Stuber's Botanical Images (4,246)
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Kurt Stuber's Historical Biology Library
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UFORE Results for Boston, MA (US)
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UFORE Results for Baltimore, MD (US)
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Council for US Landcare Initiative
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De Natuurkalender
The phenological observation network of the Netherlands. read more...
Deep Roots of Landscape Trees
A Comprehensive Guide to Current Research & Practice read more...
Developing and Managing an Urban Forestry Program for Public Works
The American Public Works Association received a grant from the U.S. Forest Service to develop a series of best management practices on effective urban forestry management. Teaming up with the Society of Municipal Arborists and Davey Resource Group, American Public Works Association developed this project to strengthen communications between urban foresters and public works professionals by creating a series of reports and conducting an education campaign on urban forestry management. read more...
Discover Life
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dvSIG
An Open Source (GPL) GIS project of the Regional Council for Infrastructures and Transportation (CIT) in Valencia, Spain. read more...
Ecosystem Services (USDA)
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Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems
This USGS study examines the response of a stream's biological communities, hydrology, habitat, and stream chemistry to urban development, and how these responses vary across the country. read more...
Elm Watch
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Emerald Ash Borer Online Course
This free online course provides an overview of EAB ecology and will empower learners to effectively detect and manage EAB in their communities. The course comprises of six training modules regarding EAB and offers continuing education units after completing the short exams following each module. read more...
Emerald Ash Borer Programs
This link to the USDA APHIS website, presents various publications regarding EAB eradication programs in the United States. read more...
Emerald Ash Borer Website
This Web site is a collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Purdue University and Ohio State University to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information on the emerald ash borer to the site's visitors. Creation of the site comes from the support of the USDA Forest Service, and is administered through MSU. This Web site is part of a multinational effort in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec to bring you the latest information about emerald ash borer. read more...
Emerald Ash Borer University Webinar Series
This webinar series was conducted in 2009 and 2010 by Robin Usborne, Michigan State University, Amy Stone, The Ohio State University, and Jodie Ellis, Purdue University in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service read more...
Heat Island Mitigation Effects
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EDRA - Environmental Design Research Association
An international, interdisciplinary organization that advances and disseminates behavior and design research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments. read more...
European Phenology Network (EPN)
The study of the timing of recurring biological phases. read more...
European Urban Forestry Research & Information Center (EUFORIC)
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Field Guide to Diseases and Insect Pests of the Northern & Central Rocky Mountain Conifers
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Florida's Urban and Urbanizing Forests - January 2008
This quarterly newsletter highlights the research, teaching, and extension projects of the Urban and Urbanizing Forests Program in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, IFAS/UF. read more...
Florida's Urban and Urbanizing Forests - May 2008
This quarterly newsletter highlights the research, teaching, and extension projects of the Urban and Urbanizing Forests Program in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, IFAS/UF. read more...
FreeGIS Project
The FreeGIS Project was launched in late 1999 as an initiative of Intevation GmbH, a consulting company based in Germany and now supported by FOSSGIS e.V. read more...
Geography professor helps preserve historic Toomer's Oaks
Terrestrial light detection and ranging, or T-LiDAR is used to record crown characteristics and wood volume of the poisoned Toomer's oaks at Auburn University. read more...
Georgia Arborist Association
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Georgia Carbon Sequestration Registry
"The Georgia Carbon Sequestration Registry is a non-profit program established by Georgia Senate Bill 356 in 2004 and is administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Georgia Superior Clerks Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA). The purpose of the Registry is to provide forest landowners, municipalities, and public and private entities with an official mechanism for the development, documentation, and reporting of carbon sequestration projects undertaken in Georgia. Participation in the Registry is completely voluntary." [from Introduction] read more...
Grayson LandCare
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Green Cities: Good Health
Metro nature - including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas - enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. read more...
Green Solutions: Urban Forestry and Your Home
How homeowners can improve tree canopy read more...
Green Values Stormwater Toolbox
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Greenlaws Website (LSU)
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Greenprint Program
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Guelph Urban Forest Friends
A group of citizens working, through education and advocacy, to maintain and increase the health, integrity and area of Guelph’s urban forest. read more...
Guidelines for Growing, Installing and Maintaining Healthy Trees
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Gulf Coast Region Landcover Analysis
American Forests, with the financial support of the US Forest Service, conducted a landcover analysis for a 48 county and parish region along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, to measure the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the region’s ecosystem in June 2006. read more...
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Investigate the research, projects, and publications that are being produced by the Gund Institute regarding ecological economy. read more...
Healthy Development Measurement Tool
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Healthy Roots and Healthy Trees
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High School Students + Community Tree Inventory + STRATUM = Success
A two-week i-Tree pilot project was conducted at an at-risk high school in Panama City, FL. It involved using students to collect data on trees on school property and analyzing the data using STRATUM. Teachers concluded that students had an increased understanding of the benefits of urban forests and that the hands-on element kept students engaged during this program. read more...
How Green Communities are $mart Communities
Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) Best Management Practices (BMP). read more...
How to Install a Rain Garden
A rain garden uses native landscaping to soak up rain water from your downspout. These steps will help you install a rain garden in your yard. read more...
Illinois Small Community Tree Programs: Attitudes, Status, and Needs
The objective of this survey was to obtain information on the status and needs of programs for managing public shade and street trees in the small communities of Illinois. read more...
Images of Persea (Lauraceae)
Images of two Persea species (and other Lauraceae) read more...
Institute for Environmental Negotiation
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International Journal of Phytoremediation
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International Phenological Gardens of Europe
Die Internationalen Phänologischen Gärten (IPG). A German language website for the IPG. read more...
ISA Event Calendar (International Society of Arboriculture)
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International Tree Failure Database (ITFD)
"The ITFD application has an internet based form for collecting important information about trees that have failed structurally. Perhaps the most significant component of the ITFD is the output reports. When the database has received a number of data entry forms for a geographic area, reports will be generated. Over time this data will reveal the characteristics of trees that fail and improve our ability to predict future failures. read more...
Knoxville-Knox County Tree Preservation & Planting Plan (Draft)
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La Sociedad Internacional de Arboricultura (ISA)
La Sociedad Internacional de Arboricultura (ISA, por sus siglas en inglés) es una organización sin fines de lucro cuya misión es promover la práctica profesional de la arboricultura mediante la investigación, tecnología y educación, y fomentar una mayor conciencia pública acerca de los beneficios de los árboles. read more...
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
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Land Use Studies Initiative
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LandCare Austrailia
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LandScope
The conservation guide to America's natural places. read more...
Latino Park Access: Examining Environmental Equity in a “New Destination” County in the South
This paper examines Latino migration to a “new destination” county in the southeastern U.S., Hall County, Georgia, where environmental equity is considered in terms of Latino communities’ walking access to public and private parks in the county. Park access is considered an environmental equity or justice issue because some research shows less park acreage available to minority and immigrant communities, compared to communities where residents are mostly white and U.S. born. read more...
Latino Park Access: Examining Environmental Equity in a “New Destination” County in the South
This paper examines Latino migration to a “new destination” county in the southeastern U.S., Hall County, Georgia, where environmental equity is considered in terms of Latino communities’ walking access to public and private parks in the county. Park access is considered an environmental equity or justice issue because some research shows less park acreage available to minority and immigrant communities, compared to communities where residents are mostly white and U.S. born. read more...
LEAF
The Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program read more...
Learning Through Landscapes
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Leesburg, VA Urban Tree Canopy
This link allows you to view urban tree canopy analysis for the Town of Leesburg, VA as conducted by the Spatial Analysis Laboratory of the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources using USDA Forest Service's UTC assessment protocols. read more...
More 'Links to Phenology and Phenological Related Web Sites'
Web sites with information on phenology or subject matter with phenological tie-ins. read more...
Low Impact Development Center
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Low Impact Development - EPA
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Low Impact Development (LID) Practices for Storm Water Management
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Low Impact Development - Urban Design Tools
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Madagascar Vegetation Mapping Project
The CEPF Madagascar Vegetation Mapping Project is a three year project (2003-2006), funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and managed jointly by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Conservation International’s Center for Applied Biodiversity Science. read more...
Major Threats to Water Quality
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Make Your Own Rain Barrel
Step by step instructions from Athens, GA public works department on how to construct a rainwater collection system. read more...
Stormwater Management
Using trees and structural soils to improve water quality. read more...
Meagher Laboratory
Dr. Richard Meagher at the University of Georgia has been developing plants to help remove pollutants from the soil for years. This website provides information on his phytoremediation research as well as explanations regarding this field. read more...
METRIA Proceedings
METRIA, the Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance, provides opportunities for collaboration among members in developing better trees for metropolitan landscapes. read more...
Metropolitan Design Center: Image Bank
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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
An international work program investigating the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being read more...
MIT App Inventor
App Inventor website hosted at MIT is three separate sites: the "explore" site, the "teach" site, and the "service" site. read more...
NARSAL - Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Conducting public service and outreach, research and training in the application of geospatial technology for natural resources management and planning. read more...
National Arbor Day Foundation
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National Elm Trial
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National Menu of Best Management Practices for Stormwater Phase II
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National Phenology Network
Phenology: the Pulse of Our Planet. read more...
National Phenology Network
The USA National Phenology Network encourages individuals to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the United States. read more...
Nature, the Human Network
Creating a new science, a new political and business structure that will help us understand the fundamental needs of human and natural systems and allow them to coexist. read more...
Nature's Calendar
The phenology network in the United Kingdom. read more...
NatureServe
A network connecting science with conservation. read more...
NatureWatch
Canadian citizen observation network for phenological events. read more...
NeighbourWoods
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New York City Regional Heat Island Initiative
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Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council
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Ohio DNR: Urban Forestry
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On Common Ground
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Online Seminars for Municipal Arborists
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Open Source GIS
An index of Open Source / Free GIS related software projects (GIS applications). read more...
Open Source GPS
This effort represents an attempt to build a complete index of Open Source / Free GPS (Global Positioning Systems) related software projects. read more...
Ordinances, Laws, Regulations, and Programs Affecting Forestry in North Carolina
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Persea in "Silvics of North America"
A direct link to the Silvics of North America entry for Persea borbonia. read more...
Phytoremediation
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Plant Hardiness Zone Map (2012)
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Plant Information Center
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Plant Mapper
International Tree Registry. This web application can help you map plants and trees in any landscape: residence, community, corporate, or campus. read more...
Polluted Urban Runoff: A Source of Concern
This publication summarizes the source and contents of urban stormwater pollutants and offers a brief explanation as to how to prevent these pollutants from being released. read more...
Project BudBurst
This national (US) field campaign targets native tree and flower species across the country. read more...
Rain Barrel Guide
This link explains some products on the market to harvest rain water. It provides calculations on how much rain water can be harvested from a roofs catchment area. read more...
Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Florida Pest Alert)
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Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies
Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, a phenomenon known as the “heat island effect.” read more...
Robert Costanza
Dr. Robert Costanza is the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. This site links to Dr. Costanza's biograph and his publications. read more...
San Francisco Urban Forest Mapping Project
A partnership effort between Friends of the Urban Forest, the City and County of San Francisco, and Autodesk. read more...
SEXTANTE Project
SEXTANTE is a set of free geospatial analysis tools. The main aim of SEXTANTE is to create a platform for the development of geoalgorithms that makes it easy both to implement and to use those algorithms. read more...
SILVIS Lab: Spatial analysis for conservation and sustainability
People are changing the environment more rapidly than ever before in the history of humanity. The SILVIS lab examines these changes at broad spatial scales. read more...
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL)
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InterfaceSouth
"The USDA Forest Service developed InterfaceSouth to heighten awareness of and provide information about wildland-urban interface (WUI) issues. Critical interface issues include wildland fire, watershed health and management, land use planning and policy, wildlife conservation and management, and many more. read more...
SPARK: School Park Program
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Storm Damage Assessment Utility for Estimating Hurricane-Caused Tree Debris
This fact sheet will explain how the i-Tree Storm: Hurricane Adaptation tool can be used to better estimate tree debris amounts and cleanup costs for pre-hurricane planning purposes and post-hurricane response. read more...
Stormwater Blog
An industry journal for surface water professionals (i.e. stormwater managers). This journal features engineered and green infrastructure solutions to urban water quality problems. The blog is particularly useful; click on any blog entry and then browse the list of all entries in the left panel for topics of interest. read more...
Stormwater Management: Using trees and structural soils to improve water quality
This website provides many resources such as a BMP design manual based on our research, a presentation for explaining how this system works to your municipality or business, and many other resource links. read more...
Stormwater Manager's Resource Center
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Stormwater Strategies - NRDC
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Sustainable Development of Forestlands Project
A Virginia Tech project to look at sustainable approaches to development. read more...
Sustainable Urban Forest Management Planning Using Criteria and Indicators
This presentation was made by Philip van Wassenaer at the 2009 Society of Municipal Arborists Annual Conference in Savannah, GA read more...
Tales from Urban Forests
This link provides a downloadable radio series on how trees are impacting cities read more...
Technology and Development Center Publications
The USDA Forest Service operates two Technology and Development (T&D) centers aimed at applying technology and equipment to improve business practices and keep employees safe while working in a forest environment read more...
Tennessee Certified Arboreta
Tennessee Urban Forest Council coordinates the Arboretum Certification Program throughout the State of Tennessee. The purpose of the program is to define minimum standards for public educational purposes of an arboretum, and to confirm these standards are met. read more...
Texas Tree Planting Guide
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The Greening of America
Large cities are calling for more tree planting to combat global climate change, but many are finding that there may not be enough room to put as many as they would like. read more...
The Grove
The Grove is an online community that allows families and friends to share in the experience of building a legacy by planting a tree to commemorate special life moments. read more...
The Natural Inquirer
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The Urban Forest Inventory in Tennessee
In an effort to better understand the urban forest resource in the State of Tennessee and its value, the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) and Community Forestry Programs, in partnership with Forest Service research and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, initiated a pilot study to sample trees within all urban areas across the State. read more...
The Urban Forest Inventory in Tennessee
In an effort to better understand the urban forest resource in the State of Tennessee and its value, the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) and Community Forestry Programs, in partnership with Forest Service research and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, initiated a pilot study to sample trees within all urban areas across the State. read more...
The Urban Forester
Urban Forest Professionals, Arborists and Urban Foresters read more...
The Value of Urban Forests: i-Tree
A short video featuring Dr. Nowak and Casey Trees in Washington DC. read more...
Thousand Cankers Black Walnut Disease
This is a newly recognized disease (2008) of primarily Black walnut (Juglans nigra) and caused by a fungus, Geosmithia morbida, that is vectored into the tree by the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorous juglandis). read more...
Thousand Cankers Disease
While this disease poses a serious threat to black walnut in its native range, it is not yet known how the twig beetle or the canker fungus will behave under eastern conditions. read more...
Tree and Neighbor Law
Consulting services and information on tree law and neighbor law issues as well as subscription services with the most comprehensive database of arboriculture law decisions in the country. read more...
Tree Fact Sheets
This website is where to find tree identification fact sheets on approximately 800 species of trees, as well as lots of other tree information. read more...
Tree Inventory and Management Software
This document lists a variety of commercial and public domain tree inventory software available as of May 2007. read more...
Tree Ordinance Guidelines
A website is designed to assist citizens and local governments with the process of developing, revising, and evaluating the effectiveness of tree ordinances. read more...
TREE POWER
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Tree Protection Standards in Construction Sites
This guide and checklist is designed to give contractors step-by-step instructions about how to protect trees during construction read more...
Tree Roots in Urban Landscapes
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Trees After the Storm
This website is one of many steps undertaken by local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit and private companies to help central Oklahoma residents recover from the May 3, 1999 tornadoes. read more...
Trees and Stormwater Symposium
On September 28, 2010, Bonestroo hosted the Trees & Stormwater Symposium, a day-long event dedicated to the promotion of integrating trees with stormwater management. read more...
Trees for parking lots and paved areas
This web site investigates the challenges that parking lots and other paved areas pose for tree growth, offers new strategies for planting trees in such areas, and provides a list of trees that grow well in paved areas in the mid-Atlantic region. read more...
Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
An exhaustive list of tree and shrub species in North Carolina with excellent photographs. read more...
Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
An exhaustive list of tree and shrub species in North Carolina with excellent photographs. read more...
U.S. Composting Council
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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
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UFind: Urban Forestry Index
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UFind: Urban Forestry Technology Transfer Database
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UFORE (i-Tree Eco) in Action
A website that includes access to i-Tree Eco (UFORE) studies completed by the USDA Forest Service (Northeastern Area). read more...
UFORE Results for Atlanta, GA (US)
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University of Minnesota Foresty Library
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Urban and community forests of the Southern Atlantic region: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
This report details how land cover and urbanization vary within the states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; and the District of Columbia by community (incorporated and census designated places), county subdivision, and county. read more...
Urban and community forests of the Southern Atlantic region: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
This report details how land cover and urbanization vary within the states of Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; and the District of Columbia by community (incorporated and census designated places), county subdivision, and county. read more...
Urban and Urbanizing Forests Program - Univ. of Florida (IFAS) Website
This website, maintained by the University of Florida (IFAS), outlines their urban forest program objectives, research, extension efforts, events, and resources. read more...
Urban Ecology Research Laboratory (UERL)
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Urban Ecosystems
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Urban Forest Analytics
Urban forestry consulting agency. read more...
Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit
The Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) Toolkit web site can be used by anyone managing a large population of trees in or near urban areas. The Toolkit web site is intended to help urban forest managers develop management plans that are appropriate for their urban forests. read more...
Urban Forest Project Reporting Protocol
The Urban Forest Protocol is a sector-specific greenhouse gas (GHG) project protocol that provides guidance to account for real, additional, and credible GHG reductions from urban tree planting projects for registration in the Climate Action Reserve. The draft protocol provides eligibility rules, methods to calculate reductions, performance-monitoring instructions, and procedures for reporting project information. read more...
Urban Forest Strike Team
Website to support Urban Forest Strike Teams (UFST) in the southern region. read more...
Urban Forestry Best Managment Practices
Aimed at influencing planners and laypeople, these documents reinforce why communities need urban forestry programs, how they are created and managed, and where they are effective. read more...
Urban Forestry in Alabama
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Urban Forestry Workshop Presentations
Powerpoints and training material from the Southern Region urban forestry 'train the trainer' workshops for Master Gardeners. read more...
Urban Landcare Group
The Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare Group works towards achieving a viable, sustainable community which embraces long term environmental considerations read more...
Urban Remote Sensing
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Urban Small Sites Best Management Practice Manual
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Urban Tree Canopy Analysis of Virginia Localities
The goal of this project was to apply the USDA Forest Service’s UTC assessment protocols to the participating localities. These analyses were conducted based on year 2008 data. read more...
Urban Tree Canopy Assessment
The aim of the UTC assessment is to increase decision maker’s understanding of their urban forest resources, particularly as it relates to the amount of tree canopy that currently exists and the amount of tree canopy that could exist. The UTC assessment protocols have been applied to several cities, and the results of these assessments have be used to inform UTC goals, assist in targeting tree canopy efforts, and justify budget increases for urban forestry programs. read more...
Urban Tree Canopy Plan
This report details the benefits of Louisville Metro’s urban tree canopy and provides recommendations to expand and maximize the community’s benefit. read more...
Virginia Street Tree Selector
Part of the Dendrology homepage at Virginia Tech. This site also includes: landowner & identification factsheets and leaf & twig keys. read more...
Virginia Tech Urban Forestry Gateway
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Virginia Tree Ordinance Database
The Virginia Tree Ordinance Database (VTOD) is a repository of municipal ordinances in Virginia that regulate the use, management, and conservation of trees in urbanized areas. The purpose of this website is to provide citizens, professionals, and elected officials with information they can use to craft tree ordinances for their communities. read more...
Virginia Urban Street Tree Selector
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Virtual World: The New Suburb?
New urbanism is meant to save open space, reduce car dependence and pollution, and tighten community ties. How? Enter this virtual suburb to see how a new urbanist might make his or her case. read more...
Water Pressures Build in the Southeast
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Water Quality Scorecard: Incorporating Green Infrastructure Practices at the Municipal, Neighborhood, and Site Scale
This scorecard offers policy options for protecting and improving water quality across different scales of land use and across multiple municipal departments. read more...
Water Quality Trading
Water quality trading is an innovative approach to achieve water quality goals more efficiently. Trading is based on the fact that sources in a watershed can face very different costs to control the same pollutant. Trading programs allow facilities facing higher pollution control costs to meet their regulatory obligations by purchasing environmentally equivalent (or superior) pollution reductions from another source at lower cost, thus achieving the same water quality improvement at lower overall cost. read more...
Water Quality Trading Guide
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What's the value of undeveloped land?
We can easily determine how much money we can make on new property developments, but if that land was left alone? What is the price of nature itself? As forests and wetlands continue to shrink, some local governments are turning to the market for a solution. This program was aired on America Public Media's "Marketplace" on January 2, 2008. read more...
WinTR-55 Hydrologic Model (NRCS)
WinTR-55 is a single-event rainfall-runoff small watershed hydrologic model. The model generates hydrographs from both urban and agricultural areas and at selected points along the stream system. read more...
Worldwide Phenological Networks
Within the framework of the European Phenology Network EPN a metadatabase on phenological networks has been developed to store basic information about active and historical monitoring networks on phenology. read more...
Woody Ornamentals
Dr. Ed Gilman's website at the University of Florida. read more...
Writing Good Pruning Specifications
Florida ISA website featuring pruning guidelines developed by Dr. Ed Gilman. read more...
Yew Dell Gardens
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Urban Forestry: Toward an Ecosystem Services Research Agenda - A Workshop Summary
This summary presents an overview of the issues discussed by the workshop's breakout groups; summarizes presentations from the four panels which included Biophysical Services of the Urban Forest; and context for the study with introductory material from the workshop. read more...
Vibrant Communities - Trees Are the Key
These on-line resource and communications tools have been developed by the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) as the culmination of a process that began with the release of Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests: A National Call to Action. read more...
Urban Tree Risk and Disasters: Assessment, Planning and Recovery
Archived webinar at the NCSU Webinar Portal for Forestry & Natural Resources. read more...
Green Futures Research & Design Lab (GFL)
Ecological planning and design of public space through interdisciplinary research at University of Washington. read more...
Tree Pittsburgh - Urban Forest Master Plan
An Urban Forest Master Plan is a road map, providing detailed information, recommendations, and resources needed to effectively and proactively manage and grow a city's tree canopy. read more...
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