Posted: 2021-09-21
Be a part of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters Native Yard Tree Sale & and help plant the tree(s) Order forms and payment must be received by midnight Friday, September 24th Grow shade, food, wildlife habitat, and beauty around your home with 5-gallon-sized native trees available for $30 each, which will be delivered to your home by October 2, 2021. We only offer low-water-use…
Posted: 2021-09-11
Starts at 8am - Stay as long as you can or want. We plan to be wrapped up with the supervised pruning in the neighborhood by noon Cost: $5 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Where: the Dunbar Garden space (NW corner of 11th Ave and University Blvd). Tucson, Arizona Open to all. Learn how you can organize similar Neighborhood Forester efforts in your…
Posted: 2021-01-12
Implementation is planned for this winter, exact dates will be announced once we have the permits. Since 1996 this program has coordinated neighborhood & community volunteers to plant over 1,600 trees in the public rights-of-ways of the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood, along with hundreds of understory plants. These plantings are freely irrigated by rain and stormwater passively harvested within…
Posted: 2019-09-23
Please come hone your pruning & mulching skills with us this Sunday, Sept. 29 Open to all! Starts at 8 am, stay as long as you can or want Cost: $5 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds Meet at Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard (NW corner of 11th Ave & University Blvd) After the pruning and mulching demonstration, we will move to various…
Posted: 2019-02-21
Open to all - Starts at 9am, stay as long as you can or want Cost: $5 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Where: the Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard space (NW corner of 11th Ave and University Blvd). After demonstration we will move to various parts of the neighborhood to get supervised hands-on experience as we help prune native and domesticated…
Posted: 2018-12-27
Time: 8:00 am for a planting demonstration, then keep going to various parts of the neighborhood. The demonstration will show you how to plant the rain to maximize its potential, how to plant food-bearing native trees by seed and/or with nursery stock to maximize passive summer shading/cooling, and how to recycle/plant prunings and leaves as fertility-building, carbon-sequestering, pollutant-…
Posted: 2018-06-14
Meet at Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard (NW corner of 11th Ave & University Blvd) After the pruning and mulching demonstration, we will move to various parts of the neighborhood to get hands-on experience with certified arborist Aleck as we prune native and domesticated food-bearing trees in our neighborhood’s public rights-of-way. This is an incredible learning opportunity as every…
Posted: 2017-12-12
This Saturday, Dec. 16th, 8am we'd love your help helping neighbors as we work to weed, plant, and prune the traffic circle and chicanes at or near 11th Ave and 1st Street. We are doing so because:   If we don't, city-hired crews will likely clearcut or herbicide the perennial vegetation we want to grow Surrounding neighbors have stepped up to help water new plantings to get them…
Posted: 2017-11-17
Neighborhood foresters work to beautify their slice of the Tucson community
Posted: 2017-09-10
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…