Creating Resilient Urban and Community Forests
Forests are Vital to Communities. Urban forests provide far more benefits than their obvious beauty and shade. In fact, scientific research shows a measurable link between urban forests and a healthy environment, public well being, and community livability.
Manomet teamed up with the City of Bath, Maine Forest Service, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and the U.S. Forest Service to better understand how trees benefit people and contribute to the resiliency of a community. Manomet quantified the environmental and financial benefits of urban forests in mid-coast Maine to better understand how trees benefit people and contribute to the resiliency of a community and developed tools to help municipalities, land trusts, and private citizens across the Northeast maintain healthy urban forests and communities. Visit Manomet.