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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.

Healthy trees = Quality of life

How does a healthy urban forest canopy contribute to quality of life?  During the past five years, the health benefits that urban trees provide have been recognized across diverse disciplines, ranging from urban planning economics, to human and sociology. 

City turns waste wood into revenue

Toledo, Ohio uses Bandit Beast Recyclers to handle the problem of wood waste and turn it into recycled material that also adds revenue stream for the city.  The city of Toledo has turned a potential wood waste nightmare into a solution that not only recycles their material, but adds a stream of revenue the city can use for reinvestment. 

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