Forests provide many benefits to the human beings who live near them. The diversity of flora and fauna of a forest ecosystem produces a level of health and well-being that is higher than what people experience in a concrete jungle. Urban forestry promotes the growth of trees and other vegetation in urban areas, upholding the health and economic benefits of trees within a city.
The American Forests organization in Washington, D.C. lists urban forestry as one of its four main emphases. The benefits of forests are well-illustrated in their introductory video: