Forestry Management and Planning

i-Tree –  a tool for managing and calculating urban forest benefits (financial value of tree functions /cost of tree loss related to energy impacts, stormwater reduction, carbon sequestration, carbon sequestration, etc.)

Vibrant Cities report by U.S. Forest Service – A Call to Action

ODNR Division of Forestry model ordinances (Canopy Preservation Ordinances)

Ohio Model Ordinances


The Green Infrastructure & Forestry Toolkit is your one-stop shop for resources on green infrastructure and urban forestry planning, implementation, and management. GIFT was developed to capture and organize the tools, guides, and stories available online to support people looking to integrate green infrastructure and urban forestry into the fabric of their regions, cities, and communities. Resources are organized in two different ways – according to steps in the ideal planning process, and according to the different action items.