Empowering Communities

A city that implements forest-management practices parallel to community needs, particularly the needs of those most marginalized, effectively implements urban and community forestry as a strategy to empower, support and care for its residents.


This means:

  • Addressing inequitable distributions of tree cover and associated benefits
  • Alleviating climate and economic constraints
  • Sustaining abundant and healthy public and private forests


UConn's Urban and Community Forestry team provides one-on-one technical assistance to municipalities, regional agencies and other organizations to ensure that urban forestry strategies are community anchored. The links on this page are tools that may help you capture the current state of urban forest management in your city and help us better understand your community's needs.



Past and Current Sponsors: