ABQ NeighborWoods is a collaboration between Tree New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico State Forestry, Southwest Tree Specialists, local tree growers, neighborhood leaders, and local landscape architects to enhance our urban forest.
- Provides funding, training, and consulting professionals for neighborhood members in order to plant 100 street trees and perform tree giveaways of 100 small trees!
- Albuquerque lost 2.7% of its tree canopy over a 3year period, one of the highest losses in the country during the study. Many neighborhoods are below the city average.
- With 85% of Albuquerque’s trees located on private property and on business sites, the connection to homeowners is vital for enhancing and growing our urban forest.
Help Needed – Neighborhood Involvement:
- Need a group of around 5 lead volunteers to help us drive the project
- Need as many volunteers as possible to plant the trees
- Need help finding homes for the 100 street trees
Some Specific Program Information:
- Want to create an impact with clusters of trees. We can plant anywhere within 20 feet back from the street (front and side yards are ok in some cases!)
- There are usually 8+ varieties of street trees that will be available
- Property owners must sign an Agreement with the City Tree-Bates will be available.
Benefits of Trees:
- Cool cities, Save water! They slow down evaporation and increase atmospheric moisture
- Trees have a direct relationship to improving community health
- Slow Traffic
- Conserve energy (can reduce summer cooling costs by 50%)
- Increase home values (up to 15%)
- Reduce crime
Please contact your Albuquerque City Councilor and tell them you would like to bring the ABQ NeighborWoods program to your neighborhood!
ABQ NEIGHBORWOODS NEIGHBORHOODS
Downtown Neighborhood Association
John B Robert
Juan Tabo Hills
Route 66 West
South San Pedro