Welcome to the home of Community Forests Council.
Our mission is to unite community forests around the globe using proper forest management techniques in order to enrich the environment and preserve the earth’s tree resource.
Community Forests Council is dedicated to improving standards of community forestry and recognizing the people that are faithful to the cause.
Community Forests are different from other types of forests.
There are government protected forests that are intended for public use and enjoyment. Separate and distinct are production forests that are heavily regulated for timber production and forest products. Urban forests typically consist of the collective tree population of a particular municipality. Preserves and arboreta are even further examples of protected tree populations.
Community Forests are tree populations existing on private property.
These include master-planned communities, offices parks, shopping centers, churches, college campuses, golf courses, theme parks, and other privately owned & managed development.
Community forests have a profound influence on human interaction. Trees define space and create atmosphere. Trees provide shelter and sustenance. And trees, more than any other natural element, create a gathering point where people connect with each other. Join the movement to establish best practices for the care of Community Forests.
Become a member
A Certified Community Forester is a professional that specializes in Community Forest management. Beyond tending to individual trees, a Certified Community Forester views the tree population as a whole, in its environmental context, and as something greater than the sum of its parts. Managing a forest takes vision, knowledge and experience that reflects the greater good, and not simply the needs of a single tree.
Apply for Certification
Community Forests have their own unique needs and we offer online education that provides knowledge for better administration of our trees. Classes are available to all, from the professional needing Continuing Education units to the volunteer who simply wants to make a difference.Go to class
Community forests have a profound influence on human interaction. Trees define space and create atmosphere. Trees provide shelter and sustenance. And trees, more than any other natural element, create a gathering point where people connect with each other.
Community Forests contribute significant environmental benefits, from carbon sequestration to wildlife habitat to oxygen production and more.