by Aubrey Urban
This week we have continued to work towards creating a project to use the funds from International Paper to do an urban forestry project in Tempe. I continue to be in contact with the City of Tempe to make sure that any project we do at a minimum provides them with any information they need to assess improvement on their urban forestry goals. I look forward to working and coordinating with our new Tempe City Liaison, Jeff Grout, on our relationship with the City of Tempe. In addition to forming relationships, I have been developing research needs and with the help of some great volunteers, we are investigating potential locations for a project and developing what we need to consider for planning a planting in the spring of 2018. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this research!