Saving America’s Urban Forests

Emerald Ash BorerTrees in Trouble tells the story of America’s urban and community forests: their history, their growing importance to our health, economy and environment – and the serious threats they now face. Through stories of everyday people on the frontlines of change, the film will show how community-wide efforts can save and protect our urban forests for future generations. Designed for audiences of all ages, Trees in Trouble inspires viewers to take action, and points towards first steps.

PBS Broadcasts

The public television broadcasts of Trees in Trouble in April 2016 for Earth Day and Arbor Day were a huge success – with broadcasts in 87% of the PBS market! Broadcasts will continue for the next three years, but you will have to contact your local PBS station to get the exact times and days. Community screenings are also happening around the country, To learn more, go the Trees in Trouble website at:

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Trees in Trouble is currently screening across the country at film festivals, communities and schools. To keep up-to-date on these events, join our mailing list. Your email will not be shared.

Resources and Materials

 Download Press Kit
 Download Community Guide
 Download Postcard

Purchase the DVD

Buy the DVDThe film is now available for purchase at Interested in purchasing a home video copy of Trees In Trouble for your own personal use? Email Bullfrog Films at with your home video request. Reduced rates for activist and grassroots groups. Please call Bullfrog Films at 1-800-543-3764 for more info.

Thank you!

Funding for Trees in Trouble comes from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Stephen H. Wilder Foundation, the Craig Young Family Foundation and the TREE Fund. The project was supported by the Media Working Group, the Center for Independent Documentary, and the School of Art, University of Cincinnati.

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