If you plant only one tree, if you buy only one carbon credit, it should be in a city.

Local Climate Action

Reforest cities and enrich communities

Our scientific approach empowers businesses to take local action to plant and protect trees through carbon offsets and impact certification.

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Our Work

Amplify your investment

City Forest Credits is a nonprofit carbon registry and certification organization. We provide reliable and efficient pathways for the private-sector to contribute to green, healthy, and more equitable cities through high-value urban forest projects.

Trees in urban areas reduce air temperatures, shade surfaces and consequently alter building energy use. On a per tree basis – urban trees offer the greatest potential to reduce climate change as not only do they sequester carbon, but they also can provide a permanent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions through reduced energy use.

—David Nowak, Senior Scientist
U.S. Forest Service

Triple Bottom Line Community Impact

Health and livelihoods of our communities relies on city trees

Planting and protecting trees is one step forward in addressing climate change and historical inequities of tree distribution. Private-sector funds can provide much needed resources for our urban forests and accelerate change.

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Cool streets
Filter pollutants
Improve mental health
Promote physical activity
Provide shade
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Provide jobs
Build community connection
Address environmental injustices
Improve access to nature
Reduce crime
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Store carbon
Manage stormwater
Enhance climate resilience
Promote biodiversity
Conserve energy
Cool streets
Filter pollutants
Improve mental health
Promote physical activity
Provide shade
Provide jobs
Build community connection
Address environmental injustices
Improve access to nature
Reduce crime
Store carbon
Manage stormwater
Enhance climate resilience
Promote biodiversity
Conserve energy

Buyers and Funders

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