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“Each generation takes the Earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.” —J. Sterling Morton

Trees: A Prospectus

A Solid Green Investment

Trees: A Prospectus

Since more than 80% of Americans now live in urban areas, it's likely you live, work and play in an urban forest. Many people think of forests as places beyond the city, so the term urban forest may seem awkward or contradictory. It is simply the tree canopy above and the plant life below found in every suburb, town, or city.

This Prospectus offers compelling economic, social, and environmental evidence for investing heavily in our urban forests. It also highlights the critical and growing role of urban forestry nonprofits in this investment equation.

The forest on your street, in your town, or spread throughout your city is a living, breathing, dynamic, and integral part of urban living. It is an inescapable part of our lives. As a resident, taxpayer, business person, or parent, you already have a vested interest in this hot commodity. Money does grow on trees!

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This is a 10-page Adobe PDF document. It is a little under 2 MB. You may download it and read it on your computer or print it.

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