Urban & Community Forestry

Trees and parks are an integral component of livable communities contributing to improved water quality by slowing urban run-off and preventing erosion, conserving energy by direct cooling of structures and sequestering carbon and filtering air particulates among other benefits. Recent research has shown they also provide ecological and social benefits. By providing these benefits, trees reduce a community’s costs for services and infrastructure while offering residents aesthetic and recreational amenities as well as increased property values. 



Stephanie D. Radin
Agriculture/Horticulture Program Leader
(845) 677-8223 x104

Last updated January 19, 2017