Pledge by NILES DISCOVERY CHURCH
Green Team Urban ForestsTotal Trees Pledged: 1,000
Supporting actions: Nursery Development, Workforce Development, Environmental Education,
The Green Team of Niles Discovery Church will raise varieties of oak and Buckeye seedlings, transplant them into larger containers at the Tri-City Urban Forest Alliance (TUFA) for eventual planting in the cities of Fremont, Newark, Union City and surrounding areas. For the 2021 planting season, 275 oak seedlings were raised at individual homes for collection and transplanting onto containers. The Green Team will recruit members and other volunteers for re-planting sessions at the nursery. Green Team members will enroll in classes to learn how to plant and care for young trees in a variety of conditions. With drought conditions in California, providing the appropriate amount of water is an important consideration that is included in this training.
Tri-City Urban Forest Alliance (TUFA)
We will create and expand individual home-based and centralized nursery capacity. Enroll in tree planting nd maintenance educational programs. We will advocate with the three cities for urban forestation, tree preservation and replacement policies and practices. We will seek to re-forest non-urban land surrounding the cities, such as water district land, highway land and private land, such as corporate business parks. We will seek ways of financially supporting such organizations as American Forests and Arbor Day.
We will follow the leadership of Tri-Cities Urban Forest Alliance, enroll in educational training/certificate programs to follow the most recent guidance on sustainable urban forest with maximum impact, such as dense urban forests. We will meeting with local government officials in parks and trees management, elected officials. We would seek opportunities to arrange for 1t.org US to present to our local League of Women Voters, university Women, service groups. Assist local students who have already shown an interest in the role of trees in reducing the impact humans have on our atmosphere.