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  • Urban Forestry

    Together, Planting A Forest.

    18 countries. 47 cities. 49 projects. The Urban Forestry Action Fund works to ensure environmental justice by providing funding to a diverse mix of city-centered projects for communities in need around the world. Learn more

    Planting trees for Urban Forestry will contribute to:

    • Reducing the effect of dangerous urban heat islands
    • Providing green spaces for communities most in need
    • Enhancing air quality to improve human health
    • The world's cities needs trees. Trees in cities provide countless benefits for local communities - from reducing urban heat, to increasing access to urban green spaces, to protecting clean air & water, and much more. Unfortunately, trees are not distributed equally: communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately affected by climate change, and need urban trees now more than ever. This fund will provide for 49 planting projects across 47 of world's cities, supporting the health and livelihood of millions.
    • Donations to this project will support a fund that benefits all 49 projects. Urban reforestation projects require larger, hardier trees (as opposed to the seedlings planted in most of our large-scale projects) to contend with city environments and ensure their survival, meaning they fall outside of our 1-to-1 funding model. Trees planted across these projects typically have an average cost of $350. By utilizing a fund model, we can ensure that each project meets its goal to deliver much-needed impact across cities around the world. Donations will go to the projects in the most need of funding. For more information on Urban Forestry funding, visit here.
    • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you reports on our Urban Forestry projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment around the world.
    • Each of the 49 projects will be planted with a biodiverse mix of locally grown trees appropriate for urban environments to help ensure tree survivability. This will include tree species like live oak in the US, pomegranate trees in Mexico, red oak in Europe, and much more!
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    18 countries. 47 cities. 49 projects. The Urban Forestry Action Fund works to ensure environmental justice by providing funding to a diverse mix of city-centered projects for communities in need around the world. Learn more

    Planting trees for Urban Forestry will contribute to:

    • Reducing the effect of dangerous urban heat islands
    • Providing green spaces for communities most in need
    • Enhancing air quality to improve human health
    • The world's cities needs trees. Trees in cities provide countless benefits for local communities - from reducing urban heat, to increasing access to urban green spaces, to protecting clean air & water, and much more. Unfortunately, trees are not distributed equally: communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately affected by climate change, and need urban trees now more than ever. This fund will provide for 49 planting projects across 47 of world's cities, supporting the health and livelihood of millions.
    • Donations to this project will support a fund that benefits all 49 projects. Urban reforestation projects require larger, hardier trees (as opposed to the seedlings planted in most of our large-scale projects) to contend with city environments and ensure their survival, meaning they fall outside of our 1-to-1 funding model. Trees planted across these projects typically have an average cost of $350. By utilizing a fund model, we can ensure that each project meets its goal to deliver much-needed impact across cities around the world. Donations will go to the projects in the most need of funding. For more information on Urban Forestry funding, visit here.
    • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you reports on our Urban Forestry projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment around the world.
    • Each of the 49 projects will be planted with a biodiverse mix of locally grown trees appropriate for urban environments to help ensure tree survivability. This will include tree species like live oak in the US, pomegranate trees in Mexico, red oak in Europe, and much more!
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    Why Plant Urban Trees?

    Reducing the Effect of Dangerous Urban Heat Islands

    Reducing the Effect of Dangerous Urban Heat Islands

    Cities are hotter than surrounding rural areas. In the face of global climate change, urban communities are experiencing even more intense heatwaves which disproportionately impacts low-income residents. By shading paved surfaces, city trees cool our neighborhoods while also reducing energy consumption.

    Providing Green Spaces for Communities Most in Need

    Providing Green Spaces for Communities Most in Need

    Trees are not evenly distributed to all communities. Increasing tree canopy in under-resourced neighborhoods ensures everyone has equitable access to the critical ecosystem services  and recreational opportunities that trees provide.

    Enhancing Air Quality to Improve Human Health

    Enhancing Air Quality to Improve Human Health

    Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and filter pollutants, and play a critical role in improving air quality, and consequently,
    human health.

    Where are the 49 projects?

    We're using data like American Forests' Tree Equity Score, canopy coverage, and air quality index to make impact in the urban places most in need. Our projects are as varied as our cities: from school-based projects in Texas, to helping provide access to green space and combat pollution in New Delhi. At schools, playgrounds, parks, and trails, we’re making a positive impact through tree planting. Every donation will help one of our cities across the globe make an impact.

    Take action and explore the map image of the impact seen around the world!

    Urban Forestry USA projects map
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    Highlighted Urban Forestry Projects

    BROWNSVILLE SCHOOLS

    BROWNSVILLE SCHOOLS

    Brownsville, Texas

    Nestled in the deep south of Texas, Brownsville is home to many public schools with an array of students ready to make an impact. This initiative aims to address environmental justice and tree equity in Brownsville by planting trees in public schools across the city. With 89.2% of economically disadvantaged students in the Brownville's school district, this project holds potential to combat physical inactivity among Texas children.

    Urban Heat Island Effect

    Budapest, Hungary

    Settled through Budapest, numerous parks and gardens, such as Margaret Island and City Park, offer tranquil retreats where visitors can relax and appreciate the natural beauty of Budapest. Unfortunately, The air quality in Budapest is getting worse due to increased traffic, leading to higher pollution levels in many parts of the city. As a result of climate change, heat waves are becoming more frequent, longer, and more intense, exacerbating the issue of urban heat islands. To address these challenges, we have a solution: planting Miyawaki forests.

    Budapest, Hungary
    NEW DELHI, INDIA

    LAND REVIVAL

    NEW DELHI, INDIA

    New Delhi is situated in the northern part of the country and is known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and architectural marvels. However, New Delhi also faces challenges related to pollution and a lack of access to green spaces, which affect the overall landscape. Efforts are being made to combat air pollution and improve the city's environmental conditions through initiatives like the planting of trees for communities to enjoy.

    More Planting Projects

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    Planting trees for biodiversity
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    Goat walking through flowers
    biodiversity main
    Bird sitting on branch
    Planting trees for biodiversity
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    Biodiversity
    chimpanzee sitting on rock
    Goat walking through flowers
    Plant Trees for Community
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    Happy group in Rwanda
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    Woman with trees on her head in India
    Plant Trees for Community
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    Group of people in India
    Happy group in Rwanda
    Community
    Trees on a persons back in the Andes
    Woman with trees on her head in India
    Forest Fire Fund
    Forest Fire Fund
    Forest Fire Fund
    Forest Fire Fund

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