City of Trees Challenge

Project Profile

Project Location

Boise, ID

Project Lead

City of Boise and Treasure Valley Canopy Network

Budget

$50,000

Money Needed

$50,000

The City of Boise and Treasure Valley Canopy Network are leading a new movement for community recovery and climate resiliency. 

The City of Trees Challenge (The Challenge) provides residents within the City of Boise, ID with an opportunity to contribute toward a solution for global climate impacts in their own backyard. Over the course of the next 10 years (2020-2030), 100,000 trees will be planted across the City and 235,000 forest seedlings will be planted across Idaho forests. The trees planted in the City represent 1 tree for every household.

The Challenge does so much more than plant trees. Through investments in the City Forestry Program, the Challenge will ensure long-term management of their urban forests to return maximum benefits to the community by addressing environmental and human health, equity, climate impacts, and energy conservation. We will engage citizens and the local industry in a grassroots program that improves quality of life and the local economy.

The Challenge also has a vision to expand beyond the city boundaries, across Idaho, the country, and potentially the world. The Challenge has partnered with American Forests and 1t.org to build a platform to inspire other cities to join in the Challenge.

Every tree planting project demonstrates impacts that create a more just and sustainable future.

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