A Green Street project in Edmonston, MD, mobilized volunteers, made traffic safer and reduced flooding and pollution. Now, an ‘edible forest’ lets residents literally experience the fruit of their labors. Read more.
Project Learning Tree has published a new set of activities designed to engage middle and high school students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they calculate the economic and environmental benefits of trees. Students input data they collect into a free online tool that calculates the dollar value of the benefits provided by … Read More
Comprehensive national resource includes a document builder, hundreds of case studies, videos, methods and best practices, benefit calculators and other tools on how adding trees can boost overall system performance, often at lower costs.
Article by Ian Leahy, excerpts reprinted with permission from American Forests Magazine, Fall 2017 VIBRANT CITIES LAB: A State-of-the-Art Platform to Help City Leaders Harness Urban Forests America’s cities are experiencing a period of remarkable and exhilarating renewal. City governments, community groups, nonprofits like American Forests, universities and many other institutions are all working to help … Read More
Nationwide, over 3,400 towns have received their Tree City USA recognition and take pride in this distinction. In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, there were over 130 recognized towns and cities recognized by this program in 2016. Read more.
This tool gives Pennsylvania communities the ability to conduct tree inventories, monitoring activities, and urban tree canopy analyses, as well as track tree maintenance and stewardship activities. View webinar to learn how to use it.
Tree Tenders® is a training program developed by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society that is offered statewide through the TreeVitalize partnership. For more information on training opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay portion of Pennsylvania, contact Shea Zwerver.
Baltimore TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program that promotes healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees. Offered through Baltimore Tree Trust and other organizations in the TreeBaltimore partnership, TreeKeepers includes a variety of free trainings, from introductory to advanced.