On March 4, NYSUFC President Andy Hillman attended the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) first-ever Urban Forest Council Steering Committee meeting. The other participating state councils were from NC, PA, WI, CO, and CA. Hillman says, “The meeting affirmed for me that our Council is part of a larger urban forestry movement that could benefit from more cross-pollination and sharing of ideas.”
In that spirit, it seems fitting that as our own NYSUFC blog launches, we check out the blogs and websites of other state urban forest councils. What are some of the most interesting and innovative things they are doing?
Georgia Urban Forest Council | Sustaining Georgia’s green legacy by helping communities grow healthy trees. The Georgia Urban Forest Council has a well-developed, easy-to-navigate website with a blog on the home page. They have a Georgia ReLeaf “Donate” button right on the home page. Other nice touches: There is a tab that links to the American Grove blog, and a tab that goes to extensive pages on tree care.
The Missouri Community Forestry Council has an impressively extensive tree care blog going back to 2008.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society blog does some posting about urban forestry; it’s visually stunning.
Trees Virginia has a beautiful website and blog.
Loose Leaf Blog | American Forests. American Forests has a real nice blog with frequent postings, including those on urban forestry.
The Seattle Department of Transportation has a lively blog that includes urban forestry.