Urban Forestry

Trees are a major part of our community environment. Although trees have been an important part of human settlements throughout history, only recently has their full value to cities and towns been recognized. Trees and green spaces play an important role in improving city living conditions and more importantly, our quality of life.

FNR Extension has a wide variety of resources to help you receive the benefits of trees.

These resources include:
– lowering annual heating and cooling costs for homes and businesses.
– planting trees for windbreaks in open areas.
– prevent soil erosion.
– improving urban drainage systems.
– improving air pollution.
– how hospital and nursing home patients benefit from trees.
– increasing wildlife.
– how trees can add to and increase real estate.
– how trees improve economic value.

Trees provide as many environmental, aesthetic, and monetary benefits as there are communities. View Urban Forestry and Aboriculture.

Check out our FNR Videos which include:
Urban Forestry at Purdue University
Underhand Chop Demonstration

Free publication downloads at The Education Store, Purdue Extension Resource Center. Includes:
Tree Installation: Process and Practices
Tree Pruning Essentials
Trees and Storms

Additional Resources:

Indiana Arborist Association (IAA)

The Indiana Arborist Association (IAA) strives to enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents by encouraging the planting, maintenance and preservation of trees. IAA seeks to do this by increasing public awareness of the benefits provided by well maintained trees, and promoting the advantages of working with qualified professional arborists who use current industry standards. IAA endeavors to efficiently serve the needs of its members by fostering opportunities for training and the exchange of ideas, and encouraging high ethical standards among its members and in the industry at large.​

To find an arborist near you, verify credentials and where to find more information on trees view:

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.

US Forest Service Webinars

The US Forest Service is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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