The future is green with tree planting in Idaho’s Treasure Valley
Parks and green spaces are key assets to support a healthy environment and healthy people. Growing urban populations are often associated with a decrease in air and water quality and other social issues. Investment into green common spaces has never been more urgent. Supporting the Treasure Valley Municipal Parks Planting Project directly facilitates the development of key regional parks that provide outdoor spaces to support active and healthy lifestyles for all Treasure Valley citizens.
contribute to reduced soil erosion, increased stormwater retention as well as improved air quality and social wellbeing
over the project’s lifetime
are planted in 11 municipal parks
underpin the project’s success
Through this project, the Treasure Valley Canopy Network (TVCN), a local non-profit organization, works with trusted partners including City Parks departments to develop tree planting and stewardship projects. To date, almost 700 trees have been planted in 11 city parks throughout the Treasure Valley. The project meets strict eligibility requirements of the national City Forest Credits project standard and will run for a minimum of 25 years.
The trees will provide a myriad of environmental, social, and human health benefits while ensuring public spaces remain vibrant and welcoming for all. As they grow, the trees capture and store planet-warming carbon dioxide, generating certified carbon credits. This project will deliver benefits on a local level through a national program that is geared to address a global problem!