Urban and Community Forestry

July 22, 2021

The evolution of Project Learning Tree

By Mikayla Manthiram Young children and teenagers today are growing up amid looming, existential threats, not least of which is a changing climate.  Catastrophic wildfire, drought, and extreme weather events, all exacerbated by climate change, have created a generation of climate conscious young people. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a program for these students. It [read more]

May 6, 2021

You call a forest 'home,' whether you know it or not!

By Keith Wood If you live in a city or town, did you realize you actually live in a forest? It is estimated that 138 million acres of trees comprise the urban forests in cities and towns across the United States. These forests span many ownership boundaries and provide numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits [read more]

April 26, 2021

Get ready for Arbor Day: April 30, 2021

By Keith Wood Friday (April 30th) is National Arbor Day! Last year’s Arbor Day celebrations (and just about everything else) looked different than normal because of COVID-19. To the state and local urban and community forestry programs that found creative ways to celebrate last year: we commend you! 2020 helped us all realize how important [read more]

March 18, 2021

5 reasons to pursue a career in forestry

Guest post by Evan Torchio For nature lovers looking for a rewarding career, forestry might be the perfect fit. Whether you’re a student looking to start a meaningful career or someone searching for more fulfilling work, forestry is an excellent choice. Not only is it good for your mental and physical health, but it’s a [read more]

April 23, 2020

National Arbor Day is tomorrow!

Tomorrow—Friday, April 24—is National Arbor Day! This year’s Arbor Day is like no other with everyone doing their best to adjust to life with COVID-19. One thing remains constant however: the spirit of Arbor Day and the value of trees and forests! Even though tree planting and educational events this spring have been canceled, we [read more]

March 10, 2020

SUFC meets in Washington DC for annual meeting

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) held its 15th annual meeting last week at the University of Virginia Darden Sands Family Grounds in Arlington, Virginia. SUFC’s mission is to convene and mobilize diverse member networks to foster thriving healthy urban and community forests nationwide. SUFC members and attendees of the annual meeting were inspired by [read more]