What is an Urban Forest?
An urban forest is comprised of trees and other vegetation in and around our communities, including the trees in our yards and along residential streets, in parking lots and along commercial thoroughfares, on school grounds and in parks and open spaces.
Healthy urban forests are integral to the ecological, economic, and social well-being of our communities.
From cleaning our air and water to saving energy through cooling shade, from raising property values to rekindling neighborhood pride, from providing places for children to play to providing homes and food for wildlife, our communities' trees have a lot to offer. When selected, planted, and cared for properly, trees can improve the quality of our lives for decades to come.