Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan
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 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.
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.