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Urban & Community Forestry Models

Carbon Mitigation for Urban & Community Forestry

To help people understand carbon offsets, the University of Vermont is working with community groups to conduct original research and adapt existing information on how voluntary carbon offset markets are evolving, how forest carbon plays a role, and the barriers and opportunities for local communities to help fund and foster support for urban and community forestry through carbon offsets.  Specific to urban forestry, case studies from across the country have been developed to serve as models for participation in voluntary carbon markets and to identify major barriers and opportunities for engagement in these markets.  

Project Partners

National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council, The Watershed Research & Training Center, The Communities Committee 

Resource Links

Click here for information about urban and community forestry, organizations and initiatives that are operating in the field in the United States, and how urban and community forests are connected to energy and global climate issues. Examples of resources include:


Case Studies

Click here to see specific case studies on urban forestry groups that have engaged in a voluntary carbon market project.  These case studies include projec details, market chain analyses, participant perspectives, and identify barriers and opportunities for replicated projects.

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Click here to explore products developed by our research team and activities in which we have participated in order to better understand the role of urban and community forestry in carbon markets.


Carbon & Urban Forests

Click here for specific information about how urban trees are related to carbon cycling, how urban environments are connected to global climate change, and how voluntary carbon markets intersect with urban and community forests.


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