Tag Archives: Urban Forestry

New Ordinance in Sacramento To Boost Urban Tree Protections

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In the City of Trees, a new ordinance will put more bite in tree protection. The Sacramento City Council gave unanimous approval to an ordinance that will better protect Sacramento’s existing trees and foster expansion of the urban forest. The ordinance provides new rules for safeguarding, maintaining and removing trees on both private and public land. Read more... Read more

Funding Your Urban Forestry Program

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​A recent feature in the Society of Municipal Arborists‘ publication City Trees by Jennifer Gulick, Davey Resource Group, offers comprehensive guidance on funding your urban and community forestry programs. Gulick gives step-by-step guidance for programs of all sizes — from brand new programs to those that are well established. Read more... Read more

2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program

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Funds are available to support national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or multi-state impact and application. Proposals are required to address National or multi-state, multi-tribal land urban forestry issues. Applications due June 17. Learn more and apply... Read more

How 1 Million Trees Can Change a City

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​A collaboration between New York City’s parks department and conservation nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP), the initiative just succeeded in planting 1 million new trees in the city this decade in neighborhoods that needed them. These neighborhoods not only received trees in public areas, but NYRP also focused its community-based efforts on them. Read more... Read more

U.S. Forest Service Releases Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan

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​A U.S. Forest Service federal council has released a plan that identifies specific goals, actions and recommendations for improving the status of urban and community forestry for the U.S. and its territories. The plan serves as a framework for awarding nearly $1 million in U.S. Forest Service grants to organizations, including grassroots nonprofits, academic researchers, private practitioners and local and state governments. Read more... Read more
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