Urban forests are a collection of trees and other woody vegetation growing along streets, yards, parks, cemeteries, school grounds, and undeveloped green spaces. Urban forests provide green spaces in otherwise concrete jungles and have numerous environmental, social, and economic benefits. Invasive species and climate change threaten the health of urban forests. This webinar will focus on a step by step approach that municipal leaders can take to make their urban forests more sustainable in the wake of invasive pests and climate change. An overview of the SLELO PRISM Urban Forest Sustainability Initiative and available resources will be provided.
Presented by Robert Smith SLELO PRISM Terrestrial Resiliency and Restoration Coordinator