​​​​Urban Forestry Today

Rick Harper
Extension Assistant Professor of Urban and Community Forestry


​Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003

rharper@eco.umass.edu

​The Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Extension, and Massachusetts Tree Wardens' & Foresters' Association. 

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The benefits associated with our urban trees are vast and include carbon sequestration, property value enhancement and numerous aesthetic values.  It is estimated that over 80% of the population of developed nations currently live in urbanized settings, thus, it is no wonder why we as citizens of these communities cherish street trees, landscapes, parks and greenways.

 

Urban centers are, however, frought with difficult conditions that include pollutants, pests and lack of space for trees and urban greenery. The purpose of this site is to archive webcast content containing research and practice-based information to promote and enhance the management of community forests and urban landscapes in the 21st century.


​​​Managing Urban Forests in the 21st Century