Center for Urban Forest Research
"Our vision is sustainable communities that are better off today than yesterday. We hope to see communities have an increased understanding and appreciation of the urban forest and choose to make an investment in the care and maintenance of community trees to ensure continued health of the urban forest. Our research demonstrates new ways in which trees add value to communities. We convert our results into real dollars and cents in order to stimulate more investment in trees. Using our research results, we create new methods and strategies for managing and caring for community forests to help managers optimize the benefits and investment value of their community forest. Most of our research falls into five major categories: Benefits and Costs, Energy Conservation, Air Quality, Water Resources, and Fire. However, we are not limited to those five categories. Additional research focuses on Urban Forest Policy and Management, Tree Stewardship, Biometrics, Infrastructure Conflicts, and Urban-Wildland Interface."
Pacific Southwest (USDA FS)