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"The steady expansion of urban areas and associated decline of inner-city environments is a national problem that continues to impact basic ecological functions essential to a healthy and productive society. Healthy trees and forests in urban areas contribute to improved air and water quality, watershed function, energy conservation and social well-being.

The Urban and Community Forestry Program provides technical, financial, educational, and research services to states, cities, and nonprofit groups so they can plant, protect, maintain, and utilize wood from community trees and forests to maximize environmental, social and economic benefits."  From the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program page. This site is an information portal to this topic.


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PHS is committed to restoring the tree canopy in Philadelphia and beyond. As a primary partner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's "TreeVitalize" initiative, PHS encourages everyone to join the cause. To learn more about trees and how you can get involved, visit these pages on our website.


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