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Urban Forestry

The trees found in city parks, along boulevards, beautifying shop fronts and businesses, and in our yards and homes make up over 130 million acres of America’s tree canopy. They provide shade, beauty and fruit to urban dwellers as well as important habitat for birds and other wildlife. Urban forestry is the planting, maintenance, care and protection of tree populations in urban settings, including managing invasive pests.

Read more about our work in urban forestry.

Our Urban Forestry and Natural Resources advisor, Dr. Beatriz Nobua-Behrman, is an expert in urban forest management and the management of invasive pests in urban forests and wildand/urban interface areas.

Beatriz is based at the UC South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine. She can be reached at (949) 301-9182, Ext. 1006, benobua@ucanr.edu