Our VISION is sustainable
communities that are better off today than yesterday.
We hope to see communities have an increased
understanding and appreciation of the urban
forest and choose to make an investment in the
care and maintenance of community trees to ensure
continued health of the urban forest.
Main Research Areas...
Trees pay back more than is spent on care
Trees shade homes, conserve energy, and
provide savings on utility bills.
Trees filter air borne pollutants and remove
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Trees intercept rainfall and reduce stormwater
Trees in the wildland/urban interface can
provide benefits and still be firewise.
about our research
serving the West with distinction...
We conduct research that describes the structure
of urban forests and quantifies related benefits
We create new methods and strategies for managing
and caring for community forests to help optimize
the benefits and investment value of community
We deliver state-of-the-art information - based
on our latest research - at conferences, workshops
We provide research expertise to help solve local
problems and build community capacity.