- This community-wide initiative inspires Boiseans to plant a new tree for every household across the city - in every corner of every neighborhood.
- We will grow the impact in forests around the state by empowering Boiseans to sponsor a forest seedling for every Boise resident (235,000 seedlings).
- Through our collective relationships with state, national and worldwide organizations, Boise, the Treasure Valley Canopy Network and The Nature Conservancy will challenge cities across Idaho, the United States and the World to join in this effort.
A Healthier More Resilient Boise
The path to a resilient Boise begins today! As we heal from the global health and economic crisis, we will come together as Boiseans and support our local businesses and green industry, to build a more resilient community and environment for the future. Tree planting will begin at a small scale this spring and expand with a larger launch in fall 2020 and continue for the next decade.
Trees cultivate and stimulate our green economy generating 10,000 seasonal and full-time jobs and over $650 million in sales. Additionally Boise's trees provide an estimated $500,000 in stormwater benefit, $300,000 in reduced summer energy use and $3.3 million in air quality benefits. The City of Trees Challenge and partners will grow that bottom line.