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What is Urban Forestry

     Author: Marla McIntosh


This video is from a class project made by students in "Introduction to Urban Forestry" at the University of Maryland. The concept developed after it became apparent that the students chose the class because it met general education science requirements but did not know what urban forestry was. Two students with videography experience filmed all of the classes and students were assigned topics to write the narrative for each section. The original video has been edited to 7 minutes by Doug Murphy, one of the student videographers. The video is by undergraduate students and for undergraduate students. It is meant to educate them about the meaning and value of urban forestry. It not only informs the audience about trees and important ecological concepts but also links trees to people. It is also an example of engaging students in a class by using their talents to communicate the materials learned. The video content can be summarized by the quote, "As university of Maryland students, College Park, we are learning from experts, from lecturers and from field experiences, educating our community. Why do we need our urban forest and green infrastructure, and why do we care?"