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Of interest…

University of Michigan

Landscape Architecture Program at UM

 

School of Natural Resources & Environment Current Topics & News

 

UM Sustainability Website Current Topics & News

 

City of Ann Arbor

Urban and Community Forest Management Plan

 

Health Promoting Urban Environment

 

State of Our Environment Report

 

Sustainability Framework

 

Supporting Urban Nature at Home

The Best Plants For 30 Tough Sites.  University of Minnesota Extension Horticulturists

“…the BEST plants for 30 tough garden sites: dry shade, slopes, lakeshores, all locations that call for tough, durable plants. Also included are hard-to-find plant lists of special traits and useful characteristics: self-seeding, fragrance, long-blooming, minimal litter trees.”

 

The Urban Forest

Urban and Community Forestry.  USDA Forest Service.

The Forest Service supports projects and research related to many urban and community forestry issues.  This website includes accessible information about urban forests and climate change, urban sustainability, stormwater management, the benefits of urban trees and parks and community projects for the benefit of children.

 

Alliance for Community Trees.  Nationwide coalition

The Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) is dedicated to improving the environment where 83% of Americans live – cities, towns and metropolitan areas. Together, local ACT member organizations have planted 7.8 million trees with help from 450,000 volunteers nationwide.

 

Global ReLeaf of Michigan, Inc.  

The Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) is dedicated to improving the environment where 83% of Americans live – cities, towns and metropolitan areas. Together, local ACT member organizations have planted 7.8 million trees with help from 450,000 volunteers nationwide.

 

Greening of Detroit  

The Greening of Detroit was founded in 1989 to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit’s neighborhoods, boulevards and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs.  Annually, The Greening hosts planting projects, ranging from full park restorations to streetscape renovations and massive street tree plantings to the creation of community and family vegetable gardens.

 

Trees in Our City – Midwest.  USDA Forest Service

A powerpoint presentation explains the social and economic value of our urban forest.

 

American Forests – Urban Forests

American Forests is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the US, advocating for the protection and expansion of America’s forests, including urban forests. Their dedicated stewardship facilitates replanting of forests and recreation of healthy habitats destroyed by human action and by natural disasters. Planting efforts aim to augment and restore those ecosystem services provided by trees such as clean water, clean air, erosion protection, and settings that support human wellbeing.

 


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