All About Trees

Photo Credit: DN Davis

Resources


Inspired? Here's are some suggestions from the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region R9 Regional Office of ways you can help trees and forests in your neighborhood:



Learn More About Trees

Penn State Extension: The Role of Tree and Forests in Healthy Watersheds


Stroud Water Research Center: How Many Trees Does It Take to Protect a Stream?


Chesapeake Bay Program: Forest Buffers


Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Podcast "Trees: The Oysters of the Land"


DIY Resources

Arbor Day Foundation: How to Plant Your Trees


Current Programs

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources TreeVitalize program


Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Native Tree Plantings and Stream Buffer Restoration


Research

Urban Street Trees: 22 Benefits, Specific Applications, Dan Burden, Senior Urban Designer, 2006


Organizations & Websites

The Arbor Day Foundation


U.S. Forest Service


TreeNet


American Forests


Tools & Calculators

The National Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual street-side trees provide.


i-Tree provides desktop tools and apps to help quantify benefits, prioritize areas, estimate tree canopy, recommend species, estimate carbon sequestration, and lots more.


Partners may find this instructional Tree Planting Guide compiled by CBF's restoration staff to be useful when planning planting events. The guide outlines the necessary steps, from finding a suitable site to making sure the trees stay healthy in the long-term.