Urban Forestry South is a science delivery center associated with the USFS Southern Region's Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) program and the Southern Research Station’s work unit SRS-4952: Integrating Human and Nature Systems in Urban and Urbanizing Environments.
Urban Forestry South (UFS) delivers quality urban natural resource science, technology, and information to improve the long term sustainability of urban ecosystems. UFS employees work closely with universities, state forestry agencies, state and local U&CF programs, Cooperative Extension Service, nonprofit organizations, schools, local natural resource agencies, and other Federal agencies. Primary partners for Urban Forestry South include the International Society of Arboriculture, the National Arbor Day Foundation, Southern Regional Extension Forester, and the Southern Group of State Foresters. In addition, UFS works collaboratively with other USDA FS U&CF centers in the mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, and the mid-West.
Areas of focus include:
- Urban forest strike teams
- Green stormwater infrastructure
- Kids in the woods
- Hispanic Initiative
- Nature Explore
- Product and professional development
- Women in Arboriculture