Caring for Your Community Trees

From urban neighborhoods to rural subdivisions, trees play a vital role in our communities. Benefits of community forests are enhanced by tree care and management programs.

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Benefits of Community Forests

People benefit from community forests in many ways, whether relaxing in the shade, drinking clean water, or breathing clean air. Trees contribute to our health, economic vitality and social well-being.

Community Forest Health

The urban environment presents challenges to tree health. Special care in planning, planting and maintenance improves tree health, safety and benefits.

Tree City USA

The Tree City USA® program, a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, assistance, attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities.

Arbor Day

National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, is a day set aside for schools, civic clubs, and other organizations, as well as individuals, to reflect on the importance of trees across our nation.

Resources for Community Trees

Dedicated to sustaining healthy community trees and forests in the South, an array of organizations have developed publications and Web sites to provide in-depth information and resources for individuals and groups looking for ways to improve their community trees.

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