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Urban & Community Forestry

Community Trees: A Living Investment

A video series that promotes the value of trees in communities

This high-resolution DVD series promotes the value of trees in our lives and in our communities using scientific research and citizen testimonials.

Join us as we travel to cities and towns and meet professionals, residents, and scientists who can directly attest to the value of trees in our communities and in our lives. Learn what you can do to ensure that investing in our community trees brings the greatest return.

Each series is intended for a specific audience:

Community Trees A Living Investment DVD cover image1. Citizens: The longest of the series, this video is intended for a more general audience. Scientists explain how trees provide benefits in great detail and citizens speak on a more personal level about how trees have improved their lives. To obtain a copy of this longer video, click here. (20 minutes)

2. Community Advocates: This video expands the understanding about how trees impact property values, save energy, and make communities more livable. It is intended to better inform those who have a voice in the community and who can speak for the trees. Click here to view. (6 minutes)

3. Decision Makers: This very short video feature helps those in decision making positions better understand the benefits our trees provide so they can make informed arguments related to tree care. Click here to view. (2 minutes)

Limited copies of "Community Trees: A Living Investment" are available. The DVD contains the 20-minute version that has not been posted on the internet. Please contact the U.S. Forest Service, Morgantown Field Office at (304) 285-1527 to obtain a copy.

Related Resources:

Resource List:  A one-page list of resources that can help you build a stronger tree care program and better care for your community trees.

Announcement: This announcement can be used to distribute or promote the DVD.

Summaries: Rich Text and Word format short and long summaries for newsletter use.

Feedback: We’d like to know what you think of this DVD series. Click here to tell us.
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