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GIC’s Trees to Offset Stormwater Project

The Green Infrastructure Center joined with six states – VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, and AL – to study how urban trees mitigate stormwater runoff. A summary report, individual case study booklets, and planning tools are provided.

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Accounting for Trees in Stormwater Models

This paper is intended to help the stormwater engineering community more easily account for trees in runoff and pollutant load calculations so that they can more readily incorporate them into their stormwater management strategies.

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Urban Forest Systems and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

This publication focuses on the effects of trees on urban stormwater runoff, provides helpful urban forest management strategies to maximize stormwater benefits, and demonstrates several examples around the US where the stormwater benefits of urban trees are credited for reducing stormwater volume and pollutant loading.

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Plant a Tree!

A set of Project Learning Tree STEM curricula to accompany tree plantings.

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Teaching with iTree

i-Tree is a suite of free online tools developed by Project Learning Tree, USFS, and its partners. It helps students discover and analyze the ecosystem services trees provide. 

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Curriculum Offerings

Project Learning Trees curriculum offerings are for students of all ages to gain awareness, knowledge, and avenues for environmental action.

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Bay Backpack- Forestry

Free Chesapeake Bay related resources and support for Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences and hands-on learning.

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Tree Campus k-12 Learning Hub

A tree-centric database from the Arbor Day Foundation containing different environmental curriculum for all ages, subjects, and budgets.

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Delaware Tree Stewards

Launched in fall 2020, the Delaware Tree Stewards training program connects Delawareans to their landscapes through the acts of planting and caring for trees.

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EcoSchools Program

The Learning about Forestry Pathway is a blueprint for schools to increase tree cover. It includes resources, audits, checklists, and curricula. 

Trees & Health Webinar Roundup

As tree lovers and champions, we are fortunate to have an ever-growing collection of urban forestry webinar series and archives to keep expanding our knowledge base, and to share with newcomers to the field. In … Read More

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Maryland: Trees, Veterans, and Public Health

The Maryland Forest Service works with a range of veterans facilities to plant trees and utilize the health benefits trees provide. One facility, Perry Point VA Medical Center, became the first recognized Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus in Healthcare.

Tree Campus Healthcare

A program of the Arbor Day Foundation recognizing, “health institutions that make a mission-aligned impact on community wellness through tree education, investment, and community engagement.”

Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives

The Southern Group of State Foresters bring stories, resources, and information into this engaging website on the benefits of healthy trees and urban forests.

Baltimore: Reclaiming wood, lives and communities

The Baltimore Wood Project created a framework to be more thoughtful about urban wood “waste” in the city. With new partners and ideas, they modeled a regional economy around wood and land restoration.

DC: DDOT Launches Urban Wood Utilization Program

The District’s Urban Forestry Division opened a new milling operation to recycle District-owned trees for use as benches and chairs in public schools. All while teaching students about the lifecycle of trees.

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Webinar: i-Tree Landscape

Learn how to use the i-Tree Landscape tool which combines ecosystem services calculations, demographic data and high resolution tree canopy data for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Chesapeake High-Res Land Cover Data

Learn about and download high resolution land cover data (2013), including tree canopy, produced by the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership for the entire watershed.