Inspire | Ignite | Unite


At a summit in 2011 (Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests), 25 visionary leaders from multiple sectors put forth a set of integrated and collaborative recommendations framing urban forestry as a solution to many urban issues and inspiring communities across America to action.



In 2012, the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC), a national, multi-disciplinary network of green community advocates, accepted a challenge to catalyze action around the recommendations under the banner of Vibrant Communities: Trees Are the Key.



In 2013, SUFC unveiled an open-source Trees Are the Key communications platform and toolkit to bring its partners and allies together around a common purpose: to raise awareness about the Vibrant Cities recommendations and the critical role urban forests play in growing and maintaining healthy, resilient, equitable and vibrant communities.


Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests Report

Learn More About the Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests Report

The original Vibrant Cities & Urban Forests: A National Call to Action report is available online. (Download PDF)

To request a printed version of the report, please email your name, mailing address and affiliation to Jennifer Hinrichs

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