How We Can Help.
We are problem solvers, and are committed to listening first, providing guidance, and delivering realistic solutions. You and your goals, needs, and mission are unique. We take the time to listen, ask questions, and learn from you so we can better understand the issues and focus on practical solutions. We can then guide you to find creative, strategic answers to your questions using our expertise and experience in combination with your knowledge and participation. Because of the collaborative approach we take, our services and solutions are customized for you, your budget, and your resources. We deliver practical, realistic, and attainable solutions.
Common Challenges Facing Our Clients.
Our clients face a myriad of challenges, though no situation is exactly the same. Are you facing any of these challenges below? Get in touch - we can help.
Losing tree canopy? Working to improve canopy? One of the most common and concerning challenge communities face is the loss of tree canopy. Whether from development, storms, pests or diseases, aging canopy, or land use changes, there are solutions to reverse this trend of loss. We will work with you to identify where and why the losses are happening, and provide realistic, achievable steps to remedy the situation. The analysis we do and the resulting recommendations are often presented in:
Need a city arborist but can’t hire a full time staff person? We provide contract city arborist services for as many or as few hours as your community needs. This staffing option gives you access to experienced urban foresters with the flexibility to get help when you need it and for only what you need. Examples of our services for municipal tree management programs are:
Have a legal issue related to trees? Unfortunately, yet inevitably, accidents happen and laws are broken. Whether a tree has been damaged by a vehicle, removed during a trespass, or caused prperty or personal damage, Urban Canopy Works' Certifed Arborists who hold the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification can help by performing:
Can trees and urban canopy improve your stormwater management approach ?
Most communities find success combining gray infrastructure (man-made solutions like pipes, drains, etc.) with green infrastructure (using natural systems to reduce stormwater flows). Trees provide significant quantifiable reductions in stormwater runoff quantities and improvements in water quality, yet are often underused in stormwater management programs. We can help you quantify the stormwater benefits your tree canopy is currently providing and plan ways to either boost that canopy or help convey their importance to the public.
Is your community facing increasing Urban Heat Island effects?
Trees in developed areas have been shown to be one of the most effective solutions to lessening urban heat island stresses, which in turn improves air quality and public health. We can help in a number of ways, including developing strategic tree canopy protection and planting plans that will help reduce temperature extremes, or analyzing where and why canopy losses are occurring and what to do about them.
Need to protect your trees during a construction project? We can provide a full suite of services to preserve valuable trees before during and after construction. This can include:
Need help reaching out to the public and building partnerships? On average, 80-90% of tree canopy in cities is located on private property. For this reason, any real and significant progress in preserving and improving tree canopy has to come from the private sector - organizations, businesses, and other private landholders of all sizes. We have extensive experience in leading public engagement and building partnerships through:
Are your municipal code, regulations, specifications, and guidelines related to trees outdated, ineffective, or non-existent? Ordinances and regulations are a city's legal statements to the community and reflect the value placed on trees. Trees are an important community asset and deserve protection and defined standards of care. We can help you:
Want to improve your municipal forest management program and service delivery?
If you are ready to advance your urban forest management program, and make it more proactive and sustainable, Urban Canopy Works can help you. With nearly two decades of hands-on municipal forest management experience, we are uniquely qualified to help you with:
Want to improve the livability of your community? Trees are a significant part of making a community livable, walkable and healthy for residents of all ages. To maximize all the benefits of trees for your community, you must make trees part of your plan. We can contribute insightful information and help you create:
Who We Serve
At Urban Canopy Works, we provide a wide range of services for many different types of clients --- from cities to campuses to cemeteries to developers. If you own or manage trees, or are dedicated to tree canopy in your community, we can help.
We serve cities, counties, states, and community non-profits.
We serve schools, cemeteries, zoos, arboreta, and universities.
We work for individual private property owners, land developers, lawyers, insurance agencies, and more.
These are examples of the kind of services we provide and the problems we can help you solve. But we know that every community, urban forest manager, and tree owner is different. Contact us to talk about the best options for you.