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URBAN FORESTRY2018-12-18T02:33:26+00:00

Project Description

URBAN FORESTRY

Mission

To engage our volunteers in projects that sustainably contribute to increasing urban forestry in Arizona and to educate the public on the benefits of urban forestry, including carbon capture, decreasing the heat island effect, and cleaning the air.

Objectives

  • Increase the tree canopy in low income, low canopy areas throughout Arizona
  • Provide education to Arizonans on best practices for tree maintenance and the benefits of urban forestry
  • Provide a model for cities on how to work with private residents

Partners

  • Trees Matter
  • City of Tempe
  • Audubon Arizona
  • National Forest Foundation
  • Arizona Department of Fire and Forest Management
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Current and Planned Projects

Past Projects

Videos

Tempe Urban Forestry

November 13th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban This week, Karen Contos attended the yearly Grantee Showcase at the Department of Agriculture office in Phoenix. This showcase had presentations from the grantees of last year's Community Challenge grants, which is

Tempe Urban Forestry

November 5th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban ​For those interested in talking to the City of Tempe at a public meeting about their Urban Forestry Master Plan, the meeting has been moved to November 9, which is this Thursday.

Tempe Urban Forestry Plan

October 30th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban ​For those interested in talking to the City of Tempe at a public meeting about their Urban Forestry Master Plan, the meeting has been moved to November 9. While the City was

Tempe Urban Forestry Master Plan

October 22nd, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban At the next voting session of the Tempe City Council, we believe they will be voting on whether to adopt the Tempe Urban Forestry Master Plan. If you live in Tempe and

Urban Forestry in Tempe

October 15th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban At the next voting session of the Tempe City Council, we believe they will be voting on whether to adopt the Tempe Urban Forestry Master Plan. (Last month, the Urban Forestry Master

Urban Forestry Project Redesign

October 8th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban This week in climate change, urban forestry experienced a direction change! At the monthly meeting in September, we mentioned we were looking at applying for a Community Challenge Grant through the Arizona

Tempe Event on Friday, September, 15

September 10th, 2017|

by Lauren Kuby Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: The German Experience Sustainability Series Ursel Luensmann-Pielke Klaus Hoppe Ursel Luensmann-Pielke Senior Consultant, Coordination Centre for Climate Issues, Hamburg Ministry of Environment and Energy Klaus Hoppe Consultant, City

An Inconvenient Sequel

August 6th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban   Our showing of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power with Sierra Club went very well this weekend! We had a full house and a rousing, casual discussion at a nearby restaurant

Climate Change Update, July 9, 2017

July 9th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban Once again, we welcomed new team members this week! We had a very productive meeting and are developing strategies for getting involved in urban forestry projects, focusing on working with Ashley Camhi

Climate Change, July 2, 2017

July 1st, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban With lots of excited new team members and amazing ideas for how to work on climate change in Arizona, here is what we got started on the ground this week. Sierra Club

Climate Change Update 6-25-17

June 25th, 2017|

by Aubrey Urban In the last couple of weeks, we have doubled the size of our team! We are forming both with other AZSA priorities and with other groups in the valley. While some of

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