• CT Trees

Urban Forest?

Updated: May 12, 2018

The words “urban” and “forest” may sound like contradictory terms but our urban environments are, or could be, vast forests of street trees, park trees, and backyard trees. Trees are very important in the urban environment, where they serve many valuable purposes. Trees:

• Capture, hold, and filter water to clean it and buffer communities from flooding

• Serve as a green oasis respite from the built environment

• Offer habitat for animals, insects, people and other living beings

• Cool the atmosphere to counter global warming

• Generate the oxygen we breathe

• Slow or stop erosion and absorb runoff

• Create beauty, a sense of safety, community, and much more.