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Urban & Community Forestry

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What is an urban forest?

An urban forest is any tree(s) where people work, live or play. It may include:

Why is the urban forest important?

Trees and urban forests matter because they impact the environment we live in by moderating temperature extremes, reducing wind speed, reducing water erosion, filtering pollutants from air, water and soil, providing visual and sound screens, softening the harsh concrete, glass and steel cityscapes and increasing property values.  (Read more about Benefits of Trees)

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