Nearly 80 percent of the nation’s population live in urban areas. This means that city space is mostly used up by commercial and residential buildings. Urban forestry is a trend that allows a community to bring nature back to an urban environment.
What does urban forestry include? It includes tree-lined streets, river and other natural water-lined walks, urban parks, landscaped boulevards, wetlands, river corridors, shelter belts of trees, public gardens, greenways, nature preserves and so much more. Any way an urban community brings in nature is considered an urban forest.
Adding urban forests to your community has great benefits for those who live there and the environment as a whole. These forests help to clean water and air, help to conserve energy, add shade, and help to control storm waters. They also reduce noise, add economic value, and of course add aesthetic beauty to the community.
As a utility or municipality, your backing for urban forestry will help aid your community as a whole. After all, a healthier and wealthier community means a return on investment for you. Let’s Talk Urban Forestry!