Oso Grande Planting Fall 2020September 9, 2020
Trees Still Need Watering In WinterJanuary 5, 2021
Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020!
If you plan to give on this special day, please consider Tree New Mexico’s Sustaining (Small) Donor Campaign at www.treenm.org. Thank you!
The ABQ NeighborWoods Fall Season
Added 1050 New Trees to Albuquerque!
Tree Plotter image with colors representing different tree species.
Congratulations to all the neighborhoods that received the ABQ NeighborWoods Grant this Fall from your City Councilors. Please be sure to thank them for all your wonderful new trees!
Oso Grande – Councilor Jones
North Campus – Councilor Benton
Parkland Hills – Councilor Davis
Juan Tabo Hills – Councilor Harris
Many thanks as well to the Rotary Club of Albuquerque del Sol for sponsoring our first private planting in the La Mesa neighborhood.
Thank You Volunteers!
We are so grateful for all our Volunteers and Planting Team Leaders who helped us plant in compliance with all the COVID restrictions this Fall. We could not do this without your generous help and you are very appreciated!
If you are interested in training to become a Planting Team Leader, or volunteering in other ways, please contact us through our website at www.treenm.org.
Tree Care Over The Winter – Watering and Mulch – Yes!
Trees need water over the winter.
Make sure you are watering low and slow so the water can penetrate deeply (about 12-18 inches into the ground).
Also, putting a 4 to 6 inch layer of mulch around your tree will help the tree’s roots over the winter. It is best to keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk though. When you water, be sure to soak all the mulch thoroughly.
November: Once a week
December and January: One to two times per month
February: Once a week
Residents watering their new tree.
ABC Tree Stewards Find a New Home
On January 1, 2021, the day-to-day oversight of the ABC Tree Stewards Training Program will become the responsibility of Tree New Mexico. A collaborative effort, this training program began in 2018. It is geared for volunteers who want to influence and work with the Greater Albuquerque Area’s urban canopy. The program includes an amazing group of volunteers with knowledge and expertise in pruning, planting, mapping, education, and much more.
A Tree Steward Training before Covid-19 restrictions.
Partners of Tree New Mexico responsible for the inception of this program include The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation, CIUDAD Soil and Water Conservations Service, The Nature Conservancy, Water Utilities Authority, NMSU Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension, and the County of Bernalillo Open Space Division.
The 2021 training program awaits the lifting of COVID restrictions. If you or someone you know might like to be a Tree Steward, get in touch with Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. An application will be sent to those who are interested as soon as dates for the training can be secured. You do not have to be a resident of Albuquerque to participate.
APS’s Career Enrichment Center Plants Urban Forest
The earth is moving in preparation for the initial planting of a small urban forest on the Career Enrichment Center’s campus. Located just south of Albuquerque High School in the Martineztown Neighborhood, teachers are preparing once again to provide an exceptional learning opportunity to upper division students throughout APS. Beginning in 2021 the curriculum will again include urban forestry.
Tree New Mexico welcomes schools throughout New Mexico that might want to sign up for designing and planting an urban forest on their campus at www.treenm.org.
The proposed area to be planted will include stormwater mitigation through swales and sponges. It will be planted in multi-species of trees providing everything from canopy, to color to even NM ethno-history.
A preliminary schematic continues to evolve as ideas and opportunities move forward.
The first CEC planting is scheduled to happen on April 17, 2021. The initial participating partners in this first planting include: Tree New Mexico, the Foundation for Building a Sustainable World, Albuquerque Public Schools, the Career Enrichment Center Administration and Faculty, Groundworks Studios and Verizon through the Arbor Day Foundation.
December 1, 2020 is #GivingTuesday. If you plan to give, please consider Tree New Mexico’s Sustaining Donors Program, in which you can invest a small monthly donation toward increasing New Mexico’s urban forests.
#GivingTuesday is a global movement started in 2012 to follow #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday. It celebrates generosity, collaboration, and gratitude for people making a difference in the world. Tree New Mexico staff and thousands of volunteers every year are people who make a difference in NM. We share with you a deep appreciation of trees and of the difference they can make in New Mexico.
As someone who has supported or worked with us in some way in the last few years, we want to invite you to become one of our Sustaining Donors. It’s simple and inexpensive. You choose how much you can afford each month and sign up for that amount to be sent to TNM – $10, $20 or $50/month at www.treenm.org.
A small monthly donation ensures thousands of trees are planted and cared for every year in NM.
Thanks so much for caring about trees and improving your neighborhood, city, and state.
Happy holidays. Be safe and well, we will see you in the Spring!