Carbon in the Built Environment
Wood skyscrapers made from mass timber are reducing the use of carbon intensive materials in our buildings. Learn more about the science behind mass timber.
Urban Wood Utilization
Explore what actually goes into managing urban trees and forests and how communities are balancing economic, environmental, and climate goals.
Urban Forestry: An Origin Story
To answer the question “what is urban forestry?'' we need to go back - way back - to the 1800’s when forestry first emerged on the scene as a profession.
RECLAIMED | The Urban Wood Project
The Urban Wood Project began as a quest to reclaim wood from abandoned city homes. It very quickly became about so much more.
Reimagining Our Cities
For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, that number is expected to climb to 70%. With a rapidly urbanizing population comes new challenges for society. Forests - and their products and benefits - are providing innovative solutions to these challenges and helping us reimagine what life in our urban landscapes and built environments looks like.Learn More
Fast Facts | Defining Our Forests
Forests play a central role in keeping our earth healthy. But what is a forest?More
Did you know mass timber is a building material that's as strong as steel, lighter than concrete, fire resistant, and carbon friendly?Fast Facts | Mass Timber
Did you know Fire season is longer than ever, reaching 300 days in parts of the country.Fast Facts | Wildfire + Climate Change
Did you know Fire is a natural process and necessary to the health of many forests.Fast Facts | Wildfire + Healthy Forests
Did you know Forests can recover naturally after a wildfire but sometimes they need a little help.Fast Facts | Wildfire Rehabilitation
We are #forestproud.
#forestproud is a cutting-edge communications program and platform, powered by the Society of American Foresters and supported by a diverse community of people and partners. We are a diverse community - and collectively, we are responsible for keeping forests as forests and are committed to stewarding and championing forest climate solutions. From planting, managing, and conserving forests, to innovative products and materials that are sustainably sourced from them, we are reimagining our cities, rethinking our climate future, and reconnecting people and forests. We are #forestproud of the critical role forests and forest products play in shaping the future of our climate.
Join us. We all have a part to play.