The Venice Urban Forest
The Venice Urban Forest is a critical component of our community, enhancing the City of Venice’s urban design, our public health and our environment, making all of our lives and our community better.
In addition to providing badly needed habitat for wildlife, the Venice Urban Forest project has restored an abandoned railway site into nearly two miles of lush forest, where people of all ages can enjoy an oasis of relaxation and peace.
What are urban forests?
Over 130 million acres of America’s forests are located right in our cities and towns. Urban forests come in many different shapes and sizes. They include urban parks, street trees, landscaped boulevards, gardens, river and coastal promenades, greenways, river corridors, wetlands, nature preserves, shelter belts of trees, and working trees at former industrial sites. Urban forests, through planned connections of green spaces, form the green infrastructure on which communities depend. Green infrastructure works at multiple scales from the neighborhood to the metro area to the regional landscape.
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