Urban Forestry Toolkit
Ready to get started? This comprehensive guide from the U.S. Forest Service provides a roadmap for putting green infrastructure to work in your community.
Community Assessment & Goal Setting
Measure your community’s program against best practices.
A curated index of digital tools, apps, and calculators for urban forestry.
A city’s green infrastructure — trees, vegetation and water — is just as important as its roads, pipes and power lines. Decades of research shows that our urban forests deliver measurable economic benefits, reduce strain on hard infrastructure and improve people’s health and quality of life. Urban forests are economical and effective.
Vibrant Cities Lab is a joint project of the U.S. Forest Service, American Forests and the National Association of Regional Councils, merging the latest research with best practices for implementing green infrastructure projects in your community.