University Green: How Urban Forestry Partnerships Plant More Than Trees

  • Patricia James Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Barbara Van Clief Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Keywords: Higher Education, Sustainability, Urban Forestry Partnerships, Community Partnerships


The University Green program of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is an urban forestry partnership between four universities and their surrounding communities. The program offers excellent strategies for fostering improved collegecommunity relations and stewardship by students and residents alike. University Green aims to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods and enhance sustainable local urban forestry projects. The program also demonstrates the challenges and benefits inherent in creating lasting partnerships committed to urban greening.