The Morton Arboretum has designed this brochure to provide facts about the value of trees. This brochure can be reprinted and shared as needed.
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This web page provides a diversity of excellent Forest Service and partner conservation education programs and materials for elementary school teachers and children.
This briefing paper from the National Recreation and Park Association provides guidance on financing green infrasturcture projects. The key messages were:
Developers understand that land development projects in New Jersey must be designed to “manage” stormwater runoff. NJ DEP regulations require that stormwater management standards be met through the use of “nonstructural strategies,” to the “maximum extent practicable.” Green infrastructure helps you, the developer, to do just that. This Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide created by New Jersey Future and New Jersey Builders Association is meant as a resource to help you incorporate green infrastructure into your projects for maximum benefit.
Every year, between 3 and 4 million people around the world die as a result of air pollution and its lifelong impacts on human health, from asthma to cardiac disease to strokes. Each summer, thousands of unnecessary deaths result from heat waves in urban areas. Studies have shown that trees are a cost-effective solution for both of these challenges.
This report from The Nature Conservancy outlines steps that can be taken to improve funding for trees to improve public health.
They offer lesson plans and activities for all ages that can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or used in informal settings.
Forestinfo.org is a source for environmental information that is understandable, unbiased, accurate, and available in a wide variety of formats, inlcuding lesson plans, curricula, posters, and more. Dovetail Partners strives to facilitate informed decisions regarding forestry-related issues.
Dovetail Partners recognizes the benefits that urban agriculture and urban forestry provide and highlights synergies that exist between the two fields. Dovetail is interested in promoting land use research and planning and innovative programs that encourage and reward responsible land use activities. They are specifically interested in addressing and minimizing land use impacts on soil and water resources.
Information from the USDA Forest Service about what urban forests are, why they are important, and what projects the USDA Forest Service are working on in urban areas. Includes maps of the U.S. population from 1900, 1950, and 2014, showing the increase in the number of people who live in urban areas.