Below are tools and resources to help you take root in your community — whether by planting a tree, volunteering for an organization (or running your own!), or simply digging deeper into the data behind how trees make our communities better.

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All Things Trees

Selection & Planning


Winter Storm Guidance

Care & Health

UCF Municipal Planning Resources

Great Sites to Know


Calculator & Other Tree Data Tools

  • i-Tree – A software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools.
  • National Tree Benefit Calculator – Make a simple estimation of the benefits that an individual street tree provides.
  • Tree Carbon Calculator – The only tool approved by the Climate Action Reserve’s Urban Forest Project Protocol for quantifying carbon dioxide sequestration from tree planting projects.
  • ecoSmart Landscapes: Can help residential property owners estimate these tangible benefits.
  • Read more about the above tools here.
  • Community Assessment & Goal Setting Tool – Vibrant Cities Lab
  • Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Mobile App –  The Nature Conservancy’s Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities (HTHC) Tree Health initiative seeks to protect the health of our nation’s trees, forests, and communities by creating a culture of stewardship that engages people in long-term stewardship and monitoring of the trees in their respective communities. Learn more about the app, which assists with urban tree monitoring and care.
  • SelecTreeCal Poly’s Urban Forest Ecosystem Institue’s Tree Selection Guide
  • Urban Tree Inventory – Cal Poly’s Urban Forest Ecosystem Institute’s compiled data tool which shows street tree inventory from California’s largest tree companies.
  • Urban Tree Detector – Cal Poly’s Urban Forest Ecosystem Institute’s map of trees in urban reserve of California. The map is based on NAIP imager from 2020.
  • Database & Tree Tracking (presentation recording) – Three Network members share about how their organizations map and track trees at the 2019 Network Retreat.
  • Urban Ecos is a consulting company who can assist grant applicants to plan GHG reduction projects and quantify the benefits of trees.

Nonprofit Resources

Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Boards of Directors


Great Sites to Know


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Leading with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as our guide is critical in nonprofit programming. The resources below can deepen your understanding of DEI, racial and environmental justice, and how to incorporate it into your urban forestry work.

Websites to Know

Green Gentrification

Research shows that the threat of green gentrification is real in many cities, and it can lead to the displacement of longtime residents that many greening equity efforts are designed to serve.

Presentations & Webinars