Cooperative Forestry: Urban and Community Forestry

The Urban and Community Forestry Program partners with states, cities, communities and nonprofit organization to increase community awareness on the importance of trees in sustaining healthy and viable cities, to improve the social, natural, and economic environment of urban and community areas, and to enable the development of self-sufficient local urban and community forestry programs.

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Our Shared Goals, Our Urban Forestry Network


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The US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program nurtures the stewardship of our urban forest resources through partnerships with states, cities, communities and nonprofit organizations.

We support the planning and management of healthy trees and forests in urban areas that contribute to improved air and water quality, watershed function, energy conservation and social well-being. We also aim to increase public awareness and participation in the conservation of their community forests.



Diagram showing the different areas of Forest Service Urban ResearchYour one-stop site for Research & Development Publications online.

iTree & Other Decision Tools

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LA Urban Research Center Strategic Plan (Off-site link)

Drawing of a tree with outstretched branches that make it look like a person. Learn about our Urban Western Research Field Station.

Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

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We invite you to explore this website, our partner links, and calendar of events.


For additional information please contact:

Miranda Hutten
Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager,
State & Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service
1323 Club Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94592
Voice: 707-562-9025
Fax: 707-562-9054

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