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Recreation area recognized as state's first Connecticut Grown Community Forest

Following the development of a sustainable forest management plan, the 223-acre Crescent Lake Recreation Area has been recognized for taking key steps toward sustainable woodland management.

Large urban forest planned for Detroit’s vacant lots

After five years, Detroit has reached agreement with a private investor to transform 1,500 vacant and blighted city-owned lots (more than 140 acres) into an urban forest. The first phase of planting will be hardwood trees such as maple and oak, planted in straight rows.

Trees a factor in real estate sales and apartment rentals

New real estate web site Rentenna.com has started tracking trees with Green Heat Maps. Neighborhoods that are “green” hot make a big difference to potential renters when they look at all the factors that create a neighborhood where they want to live, especially in high-density urban areas like New York City and Brooklyn.

NeighborWoods Photo Contest

Grab your camera and document urban forestry volunteers in action during National NeighborWoods

MIT research reveals the power of community engagement

New research confirms the value of engaging the full community when planning and planting urban trees.  The research explores the evolution of the urban planning and design of public places towards a process called “placemaking”.

National NeighborWoods® Month in full swing

Local events raised awareness for trees across the U.S. last week. And inspired volunteers took action for greener communities--from planting 30 park trees in Sugar Land, TX, on Monday to planting 100 street trees in Nashville, TN on Saturday with CSX Trees for Tracks.

Tree action from coast to coast

Thousands of people will be taking action to improve their communities with trees this October during National Neighborwoods Month.  The 2013 national campaign tolled through its second week with over 200 events greening up communities nationwide.

DEC accepting applications for urban forestry projects

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for urban forestry project grants that can be used to enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state. 

Tree conference tells “A Southern Story”

The 22nd annual State of Tennessee Urban Forestry Council Conference has “A Southern Story” to tell about the impact of Tennessee’s forests on the lives and livelihoods of its residents.  More than 100 visitors from across Tennessee have spent three days touring Jackson and learning about landscape, tree care and pesticides for Urban Forestry.

California passes urban forestry funding bill

After months of hard work, California ReLeaf and its partners secured passage of Senate Bill 99, which funds California’s popular Environmental Enchantment and Mitigation Program (EEMP) at $7 milling in the 2013-14 State Budget.  It also makes three important changes to the EEMP.

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