Urban and Community Forestry

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]

December 11, 2019

From the 2019 Partners in Community Forestry Conference

The Partners in Community Forestry Conference is the largest international gathering of urban forestry practitioners, advocates, researchers, and government leaders. This year’s conference in Cleveland, Ohio, was another great gathering focused on urban and community forestry! Over 500 attendees joined forces for this annual event to partake in all things trees — from planting, care, [read more]

August 7, 2019

NASF launches new look for the State Foresters Store

For nearly a decade, NASF has operated the State Foresters Store with the express purpose of bringing unique, high-quality products to the state and private forestry community at the lowest prices possible. Now, thanks to your tremendous support over the last year, we've been able to update the online storefront with: 1. Easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly design. Finally! An online store for Smokey Bear [read more]

March 22, 2019

Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition meeting brings community of experts to Capitol Hill

By Keith Wood and Josh Knoll Earlier this month, the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) held its 14th Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters. It was a chance for a wide array of community forestry stakeholders—including city planners, educators, landscape architects, non-profit leaders, scientists, arborists, foresters, and nurserymen and women—to come [read more]

March 5, 2019

Do right by your trees: Prune, and prune correctly

March is a great time to prune trees. While pruning can be done at any time during the year, new growth is maximized, wound closure is fastest, and pest risks are lowest if pruning takes place before spring growth. Correctly pruning a tree lengthens its life and increases its value, however poor pruning—especially "topping"—can lead [read more]