Urban Tree-planting Event in Palm Springs and the California Urban Forests

The City of Palm Springs will join the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC) for AMPlifying the Urban Forest, an urban tree-planting event on Saturday, March 12 in the park adjacent to James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tramview Road.

The 8 a.m. event is hosted by California Urban Forest Council (CaUFC), West Coast Arborists (WCA), Taylor Guitars, the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Britton Fund.

“Our urban forests play an important part in combating the climate crisis,” said Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton. “I’m proud that Palm Springs will participate in AMPlifying the Urban Forest to develop our urban canopy, which improves air quality and quality of life in our city and region.”

Mayor Lisa Middleton and City Staff will be joined by dozens of community volunteers and event partners to plant 65 trees, learn how trees contribute to community wellness and develop the knowledge and tools to maintain the newly-planted trees through their life cycles.

Palm Springs is one of 28 municipal agencies across California to host an urban tree planting event on March 12. Between those cities, nearly 2,000 trees will be planted that day. The event’s effect will benefit the residents of Palm Springs by enhancing air quality, abating pollution, offsetting carbon emissions, mitigating heat, and lessening the effects of severe weather.

Participants will have an opportunity to win a Taylor GT Urban Ash, a guitar that reuses wood sourced from urban trees at the end of their life cycle – completing the trees’ journey from seed to shade to song.

Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program and the US Forest Service.

To learn more about AMPlifying the Urban Forest in Palm Springs, visit InvestFromTheGroundUp.org.


About California Urban Forests Council
The California Urban Forest Council, a nonprofit corporation, is the nation’s oldest urban forest council and works to make California’s communities cleaner, healthier and more prosperous through the care and management of trees within our communities. The California Urban Forests Council runs a community tree planting program, coordinates educational workshops, hosts an annual conference, helps urban forest managers develop management plans, and supports seven regional councils. Follow the California Urban Forests Council on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

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  • CA-Urban-Tree-planting-Palm-Springs-800×568-1: CA Urban Forests Council