American Forests to Conduct Urban Forest Assessment in Pasadena

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena will be one of the five cities that American Forests, a national conversation organization, will conduct an urban forest assessment via a $250,000 grant it received from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, it was announced today.The other cities are Asbury Park, N.J., Atlanta, Ga.; Detroit, Mich. and Nashville, Tenn. The assessments will take place over the next six months. Each project will be slightly different and tailored to the needs of the local community and urban forest, according to a news statement.The urban forest assessments are a part of American Forests’ new program called â€œCommunity ReLeaf.”It is estimated that urban trees in the lower 48 states remove approximately 784,000 tons of air pollution annually, with a value of $3.8 billion.The assessments will give insight into the overall state of each city’s urban forest and the environmental services each provide, such as energy savings and and carbon storage, as well as water and air quality benefits, according to the news statement.These assessments will create a credible research foundation for urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the benefits that each city’s trees provide, according to the statement.In turn, the research will help encourage green infrastructure, inform public opinion and public policy regarding urban forests and allow city officials to make informed decisions on the most cost-effective solutions to improving the health, safety and well-being of the city’s residents.The assessments will also help inform strategic tree planting and restoration activities to be conducted by American Forests, Bank of America Community Volunteers and local partners to enhance the benefits and lead to more sustainable communities this fall, according to the statement.“We have a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, which helps us better support our customers, clients and the communities where we do business,” said Cathy Bessant, Bank of America’s Global Technology & Operations executive and chair of the company’s Environmental Council.“Our partnership with American Forests will help community leaders understand and respond to impacts occurring to the biological infrastructure on which our cities depend,” Bessant said.America is losing urban forest canopy at a rate of around four million trees a year. With urban forests declining, critical ecosystems that are vital to creating healthy and livable communities are being lost, making assessments and the development of restoration strategies for urban forests imperative, according to the news statement. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The City Green American Forests to Conduct Urban Forest Assessment in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 11:28 am 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more