The Vibrant Cities Lab and USDA Forest Service partnered to create the Urban Forestry Toolkit, which provides a step-by-step guide to planning and implementing an urban forestry project. With 17 steps highlighting different impact areas, the toolkit covers everything from financing to community partnerships to long-term program evaluation. It also showcases relevant research and case studies on topics such as human health, water quality, and equity, among others. The toolkit is intended for use by policy-makers, urban planners, advocates, and beyond.
Cities4Forests recommends the Urban Forestry Toolkit for its comprehensive resources and rigorous review process by urban forest experts. Although the case studies do focus primarily on U.S. cities, the information gathered in the toolkit can easily be adapted to international contexts.
Offers strategies and opportunities, as well as directions for conducting work such as a street tree inventory, urban forestry management plan, and more
Past Use Cases
Tested in many U.S. cities.
American Forests & National Association of Regional Councils