The Urban Greenspaces Institute works to create cities where built and natural environments are interwoven, promoting the integration of urban green infrastructure with the built environment. Their motto, In Livable Cities is Preservation of the Wild, reflects the philosophy that well-designed, nature-rich cities are beautiful, equitable, compact, and ecologically sustainable places to live, thereby reducing urban sprawl across the rural landscape.

Got Storm Damage? Thunder, lightning, 60-mile per hour winds, flash floods, and wow- ping pong sized hail. Yes, Mother Nature has been pulling out all the stops this July. While we’ve been hiding out from the storm, our trees have been taking on the elements. Check out DNR’s Ear to the Ground Blog for a quick recap of resources and past DNR blogs to help you care for your trees and know when to contact a certified arborist.