(Norwalk, Connecticut) The Urban Forest Improvement Project represents the comprehensive coordination of multiple tree-related projects in the City of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Between the years 2000 and 2004, many departments in the City government and several business and community organizations launched or expanded programs relating to urban forestry, tree planting, maintaining public space, and educating students and the public about the value of a healthy and well-maintained urban forest. Leaders in many of these groups realized that their programs would be more effective and their efforts would bear more fruit if they were coordinated. The Norwalk Urban Forest Improvement Project grew from this effort and resulted in the establishment of a strong collaborative team that focuses on reforesting barren sections of the urban forest, improving maintenance and utility trimming efforts, educating citizens on the value of diverse green and open spaces, and beautifying the community.
Read the full case study about the Urban Forest Improvement Project. (PDF)
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