The Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Initiative has a portfolio of resources for use throughout North America. All the materials in this Resource Library have been compiled or provided for you to view, or download, for educational use: Training Presentations, Pest Fact Sheets, Media & Blogs, Video & Audio, Documents & Downloads, Smartphone Apps, Report a Pest, Helpful Links. This source is particularly helpful in motivating both public and policy makers to act on forest health issues.
ForWarn provides near-real-time tracking of vegetation changes across landscapes in the United States. Useful for both monitoring disturbance events as well as year-to-year variability, derived products can also be used to develop insights into seasonal and inter-annual dynamics.
NOTE: As of November 2017, ForWarn updates have been suspended because of budget problems. The Forest Service anticipates that updates will resume when spending authorities are renewed.
The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) delivers access to the most current climate change science, including dynamically linked peer-reviewed publication findings describing effects and management options and interactive maps of climate projections and models that provide insight into climate influences on natural resources.
A comprehensive examination of likely changes to urban forests due to climate change. Offers planning and policy recommendations. While written for British Columbia, applicable to entire Cascadia region.
Provides annotated list of tree species likely to be affected by climate change.
What specific recipe or mix of soil ingredients is best depends on several factors. Important considerations include: How will soil be used? What products are available locally? What are local requirements for soil?
Integrated studies of tree effects on air pollution reveal that management of urban tree canopy cover could be a viable strategy to improve air quality and help meet clean air standards. A modeling study using hourly meteorological and pollution concentration data from across the coterminous United States demonstrates that urban trees remove large amounts of air pollution that consequently improve urban air quality.
Higher street tree density was associated with a lower prevalence of childhood asthma even after adjustment for potential confounders (including sociodemographic characteristics, population density and proximity to pollution sources.
Among preschool children from low-income families, neighborhood homicide rate was associated with more obesity and street tree density was associated with less obesity.
Creating Complete Streets means transportation agencies must change their approach to community roads. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, communities direct their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. This means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Adding the green component to Complete Streets multiplies public benefits while it helps manage stormwater.