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The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities.
The Earth's climate is changing.
An ever-growing, international body of research points to many human health and wellness benefits that result from nearby nature experiences. But what about trees?
Storms happen and the urban forest responds accordingly to steps taken beforehand to create storm-response resilience. Recovery from storms also happens and the success is predictable based on how well a community prepares in advance to respond.
The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances.