Public Policy and Advocacy

Advocacy is simply speaking up, educating, and influencing to help advance your goals.

Protecting and promoting urban forests is an issue that has moved to the front burner.  Elected officials are looking for practical steps to reduce emission, save energy, and create more environmentally and fiscally sustainable communities.  Trees can do all of that and more.

As urban forestry experts, your organization is positioned to be an effective advocate for trees in cities and towns across America.  Get the tools, including case studies, to:

  • Create an advocacy program.
  • Understand the characteristics of effective advocacy.
  • Target audiences for advocacy.
  • Build your case.

Download Urban Forest Advocacy: Growing Possibilities

This resource is part of the Community Tree Leadership Forum Core Modules.  In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foun­da­tion and the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Com­mu­nity Trees devel­oped a train­ing program to increase the impact of non­prof­its, service groups, vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tors, and com­mu­nity orga­niz­ers engaged in urban and com­mu­nity forestry.

More Resources:
ACTrees Advocacy: Take Action
State Advocacy for Trees Webcast Training