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Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.
The nation’s forest land area remains stable, but the composition and distribution of those forests is changing.
This publication provides forest resource statistics contributing to the 2020 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment to provide current information on the Nation’s forests.
While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices.
Although the effects of climate on species richness are known, regional processes
may lead to different species richness–climate relationships across continents
Insect and disease infestations pose major threats to several North American forest tree species.
North American forests and forest management institutions are experiencing a wide range of significant ecological disturbances and socioeconomic changes, which point to the need for enhanced resilience.
Urban trees serve a critical conservation function by supporting arthropod and vertebrate communities but are often subject to arthropod pest infestations.
Drought is a recurrent stress to forests, causing periodic forest mortality with enormous economic and environmental costs.
The evidence is mounting around the compounding benefits of the urban forest. We know trees in cities clean air and water, reduce energy demands, and improve the people's overall quality of life.