Urban and Community Forestry
Urban Forestry means the planning, establishment, protection and management of trees and associated plants, individually, in small groups, or under forest conditions within cities, their suburbs, and towns. (As defined by the Cooperative Forestry Act of 1978)
Because this definition of Urban Forestry stretches beyond large metropolitan, “urban” areas, a more descriptive title is “Urban and Community Forestry."
Another term that is often used when talking about Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) is “Arboriculture”. Arboriculture is the science of tree planting and maintenance and is a major component of U&CF. Professional tree trimmers are labeled “arborists” and can become certified through the International Society of Aboriculture.