Local & State Resources
- St. Louis Forestry Division – Mulch, tree planting and care requests
- Forest ReLeaf of Missouri – Provides free trees to communities, schools and nonprofit properties, runs the TreeKeepers training program in spring and fall
- Missouri Department of Conservation – State management agency providing a variety of tree care/forestry fact sheets, TRIM Grant funds for tree management projects/programs
- Missouri Botanical Garden – Information on tree species, including native tree species, and diseases affecting them
- Missouri Master Naturalist – Community-based adult education and volunteer program, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation
- Brightside St. Louis – Community projects and demonstration projects, info on Structural Soil and Silva Cells.
- Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council – (USGBC-Missouri Gateway)
- Audubon Society of St. Louis Bringing Conservation Home program
- Open Spaces Council Community Stewardship Alliance
National & Industry Resources
- Trees Are Good – Geared towards homeowners, this educational website from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) gives reliable information on tree benefits and care in an urban environment, including a tool to find an arborist.
- Missouri Community Forestry Council
- Midwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
- St. Louis Arborist Association
Articles On the Benefits of Urban Trees
Click on the titles below to learn more about the how important our urban canopy is!
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Cooling Cities by Throwing Shade
National Geographic Overheard Podcast | 8.3.21
Fewer trees shade the poor neighborhoods of U.S. cities, but increasing the urban canopy involves more than just adding trees.
Trees: The Critical Infrastructure Low-income Neighborhoods Lack
The Columbian | 7.19.21
When temperatures heat up, urban canopy coverage becomes critical for the health and well-being of a city’s residents.
What Technology Could Reduce Heat Deaths? Trees.
New York Times | 7.3.21
US Needs 30m New Trees to Combat Shade Disparity, Study Finds
The Guardian | 6.29.21
Bringing Back Trees To 'Forest City's' Redlined Areas Helps Residents And The Climate
NPR | 6.23.21
Why Keeping One Mature Street Tree is Far Better for Humans and Nature Than Planting Lots of New Ones
PhysOrg | 2.2.21
Planting Tiny Forests to Combat Extreme Heat in South Asian Cities
The World Podcast | 7.16.20
Planting Trees Could Help This City Prevent 400 Premature Deaths
CNN | 4.27.20
What Happens If You Cut Down All of a City's Trees?
TED-Ed/YouTube | 4.24.20
What’s Better Than Planting a Trillion Trees? Protecting the Forests While We Are At It
New York Times | 2.2.20
Reforestation is Not Necessarily About Planting More Trees
Al Jazeera | 1.18.20
A much less costly way to regenerate our forests and decrease carbon levels is to assist nature to do its job.
US Cities Are Losing 36 Million Trees a Year. Here’s Why It Matters and How You Can Stop It
CNN | 9.18.19
Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat—But Cities Keep Losing Them
NPR | 9.4.19
As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most
NPR | 9.3.19
Planting Billions of Trees Is the 'Best Climate Change Solution Available Today,' Study Finds
EcoWatch | 7.5.19
Urban Forests Are Crucial For Combating Climate Change, But Planting More Trees Is Easier Said Than Done
Boston Globe | 8.16.19