What is Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry is the careful care and management of tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment.  Urban forestry advocates the role of trees as a critical part of the urban infrastructure.  Urban foresters plant and maintain trees, support appropriate tree and forest preservation, conduct research and promote the many benefits trees provide. Urban forestry is practiced by municipal and commercial arborists, municipal and utility foresters, environmental policymakers, city planners, consultants, educators, researchers and community activists.