22nd Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Carbon Planting


Help green our streets and walkways with water- and mulch- harvesting rain gardens planted with native, food-bearing shade trees which contribute to cooler neighborhood temperatures in summer, attract native song birds, reduce downstream flooding, beautify our community, sequester carbon, and clean our air, water, and soil.

Tree Planting: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Meet at 7:30 am in front of 813 N 9th Ave to join Dunbar/Spring neighbors Brad Lancaster, Omar Ore-Giron, and other Neighborhood Foresters for demonstrations/ training on the work we’ll do, then help your neighbors—and get to know more of them!—as we plant rain, mulch, and trees within water-harvesting basins in the public rights-of-way along our streets.

Water-Harvesting Basin-Creation Service:

Neighbor and landscaper Omar Ore-Giron is offering a water-harvesting-basin- digging service before the tree planting for just $30 per basin. This is an amazing deal! Trees planted with such basins grow to be healthier and larger, and have faster growth rates than those without such basins. Using his CanDig machine, Omar will create water-harvesting tree basins deep enough to harvest street runoff. (We’ll offer a curb coring service the week after planting that will cut core holes in the curb to enable the street runoff to flow into the basins.) Omar must have all basin-digging (and coring) requests by November 7. Contact Omar at (520) 425-9795 or nativeroots.az@gmail.com to sign up to get your basin(s) dug. See more details here!

Tree-Order Deadline is Tuesday, November 7th!

Email Brad at brad@harvestingrainwater.com to get your tree-order form(s) or download them from DunbarSpring.org or the Native Tree Order form at DesertHarvesters.org.

A collaboration of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters and Desert Harvesters