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Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan

What is the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition?
The SUFC is an assembly of national organizations working to advance a unified urban forest agenda for our nation's communities.

The SUFC is composed of city planners, educators, landscape architects, non-profit leaders, scientists, arborists, foresters, nurserymen and women, and many other professionals who care for, monitor and advocate for trees and our urban forests as a whole.

All SUFC member organizations endorse a common set of Operating and Policy Principles.

SUFC Principles

How does the SUFC Define Urban Forests?
SUFC views urban forests as the aggregate of all vegetation and green spaces that provide a myriad of environmental, health and economic benefits for a community.

Why is this Coalition Necessary?
Although the functions and benefits of urban forests are becoming increasingly clear, there is a lack of understanding about the full range of urban forests within a community’s infrastructure. Coalition members work together to educate and advocate for better maintained and expanded urban forests nationwide with a unified national voice.

Individually, each coalition member organization serves a professional constituency well. However, a unified national coalition strengthens relationships, creates synergy between like-minded organizations, and builds bridges between diverse organizations with overlapping interests.

Together, the SUFC can raise the national profile of urban forests, their benefits, and the people who help keep urban forests healthy.