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Albuquerque NeighborWoods: District 2 Spring Project

Program Summary

Our Albuquerque neighborhood forests make Albuquerque more resilient, livable, and beautiful. NeighborWoods TreeAlbuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton is pleased to support neighborhood organizations that are committed to improving the forests in their neighborhood, by inviting neighborhoods in Council District 2 to submit an application to be considered for the Albuquerque NeighborWoods Project.

The project includes 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.  Property owners will qualify for Albuquerque Water Utility Authority “Tree-Bates” to help to pay for watering trees.

In addition to the selection criteria in the application, the review committee will also consider data on community health, poverty/income levels and tree canopy in making a decision about neighborhoods to receive trees. Neighborhood organizations are welcome to review data (not mandatory for application) 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

Questions/Contact:

Diane Dolan | 505-768-3186 | [email protected] 

Application Instructions

General Information

Interested neighborhoods shall submit the application, either in electronic or hard copy, no later than 4 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Friday, November 17 to the following:

By Mail                       By E-mail In Person Online
Diane Dolan, Policy Analyst for City Councilor Isaac Benton

P.O. Box
Albuquerque, NM 87103
[email protected] 
One Civic Plaza NW
9th Floor, Suite 9087
Albuquerque, NM 87102

   Link to Application

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation of the receipt of their application.

Applicants should read and familiarize themselves with the requirements and timeline of the Albuquerque NeighborWoods Pilot Project and complete the application carefully.  If after reading the guidelines and application you have questions, you may contact: Diane Dolan, 505-768-3186, [email protected].

Project Location and Selection

For this Pilot Project, only neighborhoods in Council District 2 will be considered. A map of the City Council districts can be found here.

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

Project Selection

For this Pilot Project, only one neighborhood will be selected. Applicants not selected for the Pilot Project will be notified of future Albuquerque NeighborWoods opportunities.

Applications will be evaluated and selected by an oversight committee of tree, landscape, and planning professionals. They shall evaluate and score the applications based on the following criteria:

  1. Neighborhood Information -  40 Points
    1. District 2 neighborhood (Y/N)
    2. Neighborhood Organization/Commitment 
    3. Neighborhood Need (application description, community canopy, health, and income level data)
  2. Communication – 30 Points
    1. Initial project communication
    2. On-going partner and neighborhood communication and support
  3. Long-Term Watering, Maintenance, and Monitoring – 30 Points
    1. Maintaining interest in the project
    2. Maintenance and watering of trees

The review committee will also consider community health, tree canopy, and income data in making their decisions about neighborhoods to receive trees. Neighborhood organizations are welcome to review data (not mandatory for application) 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.