Community Education & Engagement

The Inland Urban Forest Council (IUFC) provides outreach programs and educates about proper tree selection, planting, and care. IUFC has in the past obtained funding for tree plantings, coordinated community plantings, and provided training to communities is developing Urban Forest Management Plans. During 2014, council leaders provided a free tree pruning workshop for Master Gardeners. Our speaker volunteers work to raise awareness at events such as “Ask the Experts”, Arbor Day, and Earth Day.

Operation Tree Canopy

During 2015, IUFC is supporting Operation Tree Canopy, a citizen science program sponsored by Earthwatch Institute. Our council members have been leading groups in collecting data and leaf samples. UC Riverside scientists then correlate the ground-collected data to high altitude photos taken by NASA. The scientists are studying the cooling effects of different tree species for Southern California.

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