Asbury Park, N.J.

Volunteers plant trees for Community ReLeaf in Asbury Park, N.J.

Volunteers plant trees for Community ReLeaf in Asbury Park, N.J. on Sept. 28, 2013.

Focus:
Assessing urban forest canopy changes over time and damage from storm events such as 2012′s Hurricane Sandy.

Scope/Size:
Asbury Park city limits, which encompass 1.6 square miles.

Project Description:
On Sept. 28, 2013, American Forests and local partners Asbury Park Environmental and Shade Tree Commission and the New Jersey Tree Foundation were joined by volunteers from Bank of America and IKEA to plant 40 trees in the neighborhood surrounding Asbury Park’s West Side Community Center.

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Atlanta

Price Middle School students plant a tree as part of a Community ReLeaf project in Atlanta.

Price Middle School students plant a tree as part of a Community ReLeaf project in Atlanta.

Focus:
Determining how tree canopy coverage affects the respiratory health of Atlanta-area residents.

Scope/Size:
The city of Atlanta, portions of Dekalb County, Ga., and the city of Decatur, Ga.

Project Description:
On Oct. 24, 2013, American Forests and local partner Trees Atlanta welcomed volunteers from Bank of America and local students to plant trees at Price Middle School in Atlanta, Ga.

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Detroit

American Forests and The Greening of Detroit staff with Bank of America volunteers at Rouge River Park in Detroit.

American Forests and The Greening of Detroit staff with Bank of America volunteers at Rouge River Park in Detroit.

Focus:
Calculating the ecosystem benefits of the largest community park and the last sustainable riparian forest in the city.

Scope/Size:
Detroit’s River Rouge Park, which is approximately 650 acres.

Project Description:
On Oct. 17, 2013, American Forests and local partner The Greening of Detroit were joined by volunteers from Bank of America to plant trees in River Rouge Park.

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Nashville

Community ReLeaf planting in Nashville, Tenn.

Bank of America volunteers plant trees against the Nashville skyline.

Focus:
Establishing the importance of the city’s downtown trees to influence future development plans.

Scope/Size:
East Nashville neighborhood.

Project Description:
On Nov. 3, 2013, American Forests and local partners were joined by volunteers from Bank of America to plant trees in East Nashville.

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Pasadena, Calif.

Volunteers put trees in the ground in Pasadena.

Volunteers plant street trees in Pasadena.

Focus:
Assessing how the community’s street trees impact air quality, including smog and pollution mitigation.

Scope/Size:
Street trees throughout the City of Pasadena.

Project Description:
On Nov. 16, 2013, American Forests, local partner organizations and volunteers from Bank of America helped plant trees along streetsides in Pasadena.

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