AMPlifying the Urban Forest to Plant 2,000 Trees in 30 Communities Throughout California
Developed and presented by a groundbreaking partnership between the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC), West Coast Arborists (WCA) and Taylor Guitars, Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA) and the Britton Fund, AMPlifying the Urban Forest, March 12, 2022, will empower 30 municipal agencies throughout California to plant 2,000 trees.
By funding urban tree-planting events, AMPlifying the Urban Forest will allow communities that lack tree canopy coverage to celebrate Arbor Day, learn how trees contribute to community wellness and develop the knowledge and tools to sustain and maintain their new trees. The 2,000 trees planted through AMPlifying the Urban Forest, with the assistance of WCA, will benefit the residents of their host cities by enhancing air quality, abating pollution, offsetting carbon emissions, mitigating heat, and lessening the effects of severe weather.
As part of a larger, collaborative urban forestry movement, AMPlifying the Urban Forest also will provide California communities with volunteer opportunities and educational resources, supported by urban forest advocates, environmental experts, and certified arborists.
“Through the expertise provided by CaUFC, WCA, Taylor Guitars, WCISA, and the Britton Fund, AMPLifying the Urban Forest seeks to exemplify the circular model that supports all aspects of a tree’s life cycle, from planting to cultivating to repurposing, i.e. seed to shade to song,” noted WCA Vice President Mike Palat. “The main objective of AMPLifying the Urban Forest is not simply to plant 2,000 trees in one day, but instead, to provide California communities with tools and education they may use to properly care for and fully utilize during all stages of their newly planted trees’ lives.”
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Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.