Urban Forestry

Trees and related vegetation have long been planted in cities for a variety of reasons. From trees with special religious significance in ancient temples to trees captured in planters adjacent to our newest office buildings, we have sought to accompany our urban lives with some representation of nature. During the few decades individuals and society started placing a much greater emphasis on urban vegetation in an attempt to improve the quality of life in our communities.This emphasis has continued and creates a growing demand for professionals to manage urban trees and forests. By necessity, we must view cities as ecosystems with the same biological, physical and chemical processes as can be found in the countryside in order to understand energy and material links within the city and between the city and nature.