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Green Cities: Good Health

Website presents research on the effect of nature and green spaces in urban areas on human health and well-being. Users can search through specific research themes and view additional resources. Created with collaboration from University of Washington, USDA Forest Service, and Urban & Community Forestry.

Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI)

Information about the annual Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI), where a team of urban forestry professionals lead participants through presentations, discussions, and trainings to help develop leadership and urban forestry management skills. Web page includes details about location, how to register, costs, curriculum, and testimonials. MFI is a program by the Society of Municipal Arborists in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation and USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry.

Trees, Forests and Stormwater: A Primer for State Foresters

Information about stormwater runoff in urban areas from the National Association of State Foresters, prepared by the Urban & Community Forestry Committee. Includes the source of stormwater runoff and its impacts on water quality and watershed health, how to blend green infrastructure into gray infrastructure, the roles urban trees and forests have in watershed health, and a look at a case study in Vermont.

Tree Board University

Tree Board University is an online training program for citizens who serve in tree advisory roles for their cities, towns, or villages. After completing all eight courses, Tree Board members are invited to join the online community to exchange ideas and wisdom. The program is provided by the Arbor Day Foundation with funding from the USDA Forest Service and Urban & Community Forestry.

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