For what you can do as an individual or business, please see our “What Can You Do?” page. The following are external resources, gathered here for convenience only, to provide additional background information on the topic of landscape in Hartford:
- Hartford Tree Advisory Commission: The Commission advises the City Forester, the City Council, and the Mayor on tree-related issues in Hartford.
- Studies on Parks Generally
- Capital City Parks Guide (2014): Report intended to provide the tools to help Harford nurture its park system over the coming decades.
- Hartford Parks: City database of Hartford’s public parks including an interactive map.
- The Park System of Hartford, Connecticut (2007): In depth report on the history, challenges, and potential future blueprint of Hartford’s park system by The Trust for Public Land.
- The Picturesque Parks of Hartford (1900): Short book describing Hartford’s efforts in developing one of the finest park systems in the nation.
- Urban Tree Canopy Assessment & Planting Plan (2014): Report establishes baseline data on the extent and function of the existing urban forest, analyzes recent changes and trends, and provides tools, data, and other resources to guide future community forest management reforestation efforts.
- Hartford’s Birds – Park Habitat Revitalization and Conservation (2016): Project, spearheaded by Park Watershed, aims to enhance habitat, provide public with information specific to local bird habitat, and to reduce urban migratory bird hazards.
- Green Infrastructure Around the Capitol:
- Hartford Green Capitols Project: Demonstration to highlight green infrastructure retrofits and low impact development projects supported by DEEP’s Watershed Management Program. Click
- Greening America’s Capitals – Hartford, Connecticut (2014): Project to help state capitals develop an implementable vision of distinctive, environmentally friendly neighborhoods that incorporate innovative green building and green infrastructure strategies.
- Colt Park
- Coltsville National Park “Your Park” Report (2016): Report that includes the community’s early ideas for the recently authorized Coltsville National Historical Park.
- Colt Botanical Garden Master Plan: An imaginative plan, completed by Tai Soo Kim and supported by the CT Trust for Historic Preservation, that draws from Colt Park’s botanical history.
- Who Lives in Greener Neighborhoods? The Distribution of Street Greenery and its Association with Residents’ Socioeconomic Conditions in Hartford (2015): Study utilizing Google Street View to examine the relationships between the spatial distributions of residential street greenery and some socioeconomic variables in different block groups of Hartford.
- Environmental Inequities in Terms of Different Types of Urban Greenery in Hartford (2016): Study investigates disparities in terms of different types of greenery in Hartford.
- Northeast Neighborhood Sustainabilty Plan (2014): A plan for improving health in one of Hartford’s high-health-needs neighborhoods, designed by nonprofit Community Solutions.
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission – Cleanup Guide for Organizers: A guide listing the resources, tips, and strategies on how to host your own community cleanup event.
- Connecticut Urban Forest Council: Statewide organization that provides advice, education, information, and support to urban and community forestry professionals, municipal, state and corporate leaders, and volunteers.
- Protecting Neighborhood and Other Roadside Trees (2014): Connecticut Fund for the Environment report compiling best practices from municipalities across the state regarding tree management.
- DEEP Forestry: Summary of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) programs within the Division of Forestry and pertinent items of interest.
- Connecticut Forest & Park Association: Organization dedicated to connecting people to the land in order to protect forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces in Connecticut for future generations.
- UConn Extension – Forestry Program: Provides education in an effort to improve the health, care, diversity, and management of Connecticut’s trees and forests.