The Community Forest

Photo Credit: NASF

The Community Forest

Guest post from the Nebraska Forest Service in coordination with the Western Urban and Community Forestry Network's #HealthyTreesHealthyLives social media campaign. Explore the hashtag #HealthyTreesHealthyLives on social media to learn more. 

The Nebraska Forest Service recently released a video on the numerous benefits urban forests provide to communities large and small. Community forestry is all about the trees that grow where people live. These trees provide value far beyond their initial investment. For local residents, the urban canopy increases property values, provides shade, mitigates climate change, and supports mental and emotional health. 

Watch the video here to learn more about the benefits of community forests and how they contribute to healthy living!