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Albuquerque NeighborWoods

The NeighborWoods program helps to restore our City’s urban canopy by planting street trees in our neighborhoods.

Program Summary

Our Albuquerque neighborhood forests make Albuquerque more resilient, livable, and beautiful. The NeighborWoods program helps to restore our City’s urban canopy by planting street trees in our neighborhoods.  Because of the high level of neighborhood involvement required for the projects, NeighborWoods is also an effective community-building program.

NeighborWoods projects include assistance with selecting, planting, and maintaining up to 100 street trees along street fronts their neighborhood.

The neighborhood commits to providing volunteers to conduct neighborhood outreach, attend tree education classes, plant trees, and water and maintain trees. 

Private property owners receiving trees must sign tree care and temporary access agreements. 

All trees must be planted in or adjacent to City right of way, with the distance never to exceed 20 feet from the street.

Neighborhood organizations are encouraged to review data on urban forest tree canopy, urban heat island, and air quality data in relation to their community forests, as well as sensitive populations, using the US Forest Service-funded Portland State University “Healthy Trees, Healthy People” website application and the US Forest Service iTree Landscape program

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