Planting Hope

Urban Forests for Climate Solutions

City forests offer a huge, overlooked capacity
to store carbon & slow climate change.

Join American Forests, the City of San Francisco and Friends of the Urban Forests at this Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit!

Event Details

Get the facts and exchange ideas with climate and city forests experts, corporate leaders and sustainability professionals on how to create successful urban forestry programs that mitigate climate in your community. Take home actionable solutions for your city.

PART 1: Dynamic Lightning Round Sessions

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


  • The critical contributions of urban forests as climate solutions for cities,
    states and on a national scale
  • The connection between city forests and people – for equity, workforce
    development, human health, changes in attitudes and behavior
  • Innovative funding mechanisms through state programs, energy and
    stormwater resources, and City Forest credits to support healthy urban
    forests in your community

Location: San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch) – address: 100
Larkin Street (entrance on Grove Street)

PART 2: Hands-On Demonstration of Carbon-Measuring at a nearby City Tree-Planting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


In this interactive and participatory event, learn and see urban climate solutions at work. The program includes:

  • Welcome from American Forests President & CEO, Jad Daley and other VIPs.
  • Learn how Carbon+Credits can generate revenue from new and existing trees.
  • Watch how i-Tree Analysis quantifies environmental benefits of new and existing trees.
  • Participate in San Francisco tree planting event.

Location: Meeting at Turk & Hyde Mini Park; will disperse from there for planting

Light refreshments provided before the planting.

Location Map


American Forests, Friends of the Urban Forest, City of San Francisco, City Forest Credits, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco Public Works and San Francisco Urban Forestry Council.


Vibrant Cities Lab

Discover the full story on what trees can do for cities at Vibrant Cities Lab.

Learn More

American Forests

Learn more about American Forests, our history in the forestry community and our vision for the future.



Solving climate change must include forests. Explore the #Forests4Climate solutions American Forests is delivering.

Learn More

Registration for Part 2: Demonstration and Tree-Planting

Registration for the event is optional, though greatly appreciated if you plan to participate. Register for Part 1: Dynamic Lightning Rounds here.