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Posted on: February 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] AMPlify the Urban Forest Tree Planting

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Beaumont, Community Volunteers to Amplify Local Urban Forest

The City of Beaumont will join the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC), alongside 27 other service-minded municipal agencies, on March 12, 2022 to plant nearly 2,000 trees across California during the AMPlifying the Urban Forest event.

Hosted by CaUFC, West Coast Arborists (WCA), Taylor Guitars, the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Britton Fund, Beaumont and the Beaumont Interact Club will bring together city leaders and volunteers at Mountain View Park on Sunburst Dr. to plant 65 trees and participate in a collaborative urban forestry movement. 

“In Beaumont, we respect our urban canopy and the clean air, shade and beauty it provides our wonderful city,” said Mayor Lloyd White. “I’m excited that Beaumont will be joining cities across the state for the AMPlifying the Urban Forest event to make our city and state greener and cleaner.”

Participants will have an opportunity to win a Taylor GT Urban Ash, a guitar that reuses wood sourced from urban trees at the end of their life cycle –completing the trees’ journey from seed to shade to song.

The trees planted in Beaumont through the AMPlifying the Urban event will improve the overall quality of life in Beaumont by enhancing air quality, abating pollution, offsetting carbon emissions, mitigating heat and lessening the effects of severe weather. 

Urban forest advocates, environmental experts and certified arborists will work alongside volunteers to offer educational resources on how to plant and care for trees through its life cycle, including youth-friendly ways to get involved. 

For more information, visit InvestFromtheGroundUp.org.    

Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program and the US Forest Service.

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