Hartford is a compact urban city with often-overlooked natural resources, including green spaces and trees on public and private property. Few cities anywhere can rival the legacy of Hartford’s magnificent system of public parks and cemeteries, which encompass over 2,000 acres of green space. The city’s trees – on both public and private property – provide a host of ecosystem benefits, including removing 73 tons of major air pollutants annually. Recent years have seen notable successes in preserving and protecting our land resources, despite threats posed by climate-change-related weather events and declines in public investment. Building on previous planning work, the forthcoming Climate Action Plan will assess current resources and chart a path forward for land, tree, and open space preservation.