Cooperative Forestry: Urban and Community Forestry
The Urban and Community Forestry Program supports the planning and management of healthy trees and forests in our communities where we live, work, and play.
By partnering with states, cities, communities and nonprofit organizations, we can invest from the ground up in activities, information, tools, and public outreach to restore and sustain our community trees and forests.
Healthy trees and forests in our cities improve our quality of life for 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas by:
- Reducing summer peak temperatures,
- Improving air quality,
- Reducing storm water run-off,
- Enhancing property values,
- Offering wildlife habitat,
- Supporting green jobs,
- And strengthening social connections in neighborhoods.
The Hawai‘i urban tree canopy viewer combines the canopy layer with other information - such as the extent of impervious surfaces, socioeconomic and health data, and urban heat severity maps, to name a few.
Explore our tree canopy with an interactive viewer.
Los Angeles Urban Center (Off-site link)
Discover our research and information destination hub for Los Angeles communities.
Listen to our monthly webinar series on emerging urban forestry research and applications.
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