ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

An Alliance
for a greener
future

Let’s Plant Albuquerque is a broad community alliance dedicated to planting 100,000 new trees in the city by 2030. The alliance represents a broad range of civic, government and community organizations dedicated to this goal.

The initiative brings together Tree New Mexico, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA), New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service,  the Dakota Tree Project, New Mexico State Forestry Division, and the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department. Each organization works on tree planting and outreach projects, but are joining forces to make their collaborative efforts more effective.

Let’s Work together

Are you a nursery or business interested in getting more involved in tree planting in our community? We’d love to work with you directly. Fill out this form and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss how we can work more together.

THE LET’S PLANT
ALBUQUERQUE ALLIANCE

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA)

 In order to promote proper care in our dry climate, the Water Authority offers “Tree-Bates” to help cover the costs of tree maintenance and the purchase of new trees! The “Tree-Bate” is 25 percent of the cost of professional tree care, or for purchase of new low and medium water use trees that appear on the Water Authority’s xeriscape plant/tree list guide. 

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department

Albuquerque maintains nearly 300 parks throughout the city, offering people a great way to connect with nature, relax, play, learn, and come together.

The Dakota Tree Project

The Dakota Tree Project’s mission is to plant and maintain trees and community gardens and provide training for conservation in Albuquerque. Focusing on high-heat, low-income neighborhoods, we attempt to combat systemic disparities in the urban tree canopy.

New Mexico State Forestry Division

New Mexico State Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry Program helps communities develop and sustain healthy urban forests. New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program supports and funds tree planting projects on public land in cities, towns, villages, communities, and schools across New Mexico. This program is solely dependent on financial contributions from our partners and donors. Learn more about the Re-Leaf program here.

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service

The NMSU Cooperative Extension Service provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.

Tree New Mexico

For over 30 years Tree New Mexico (TNM) has been planting trees in the Land of Enchantment and educating the public on the value and necessity of healthy urban forests. We continue to be the premier private, non-profit tree planting organization in NM (and the nation); planting thousands of trees each year and building a high level of understanding and advocacy for the expansion and maintenance of urban forests. ABQ NeighborWoods is a collaboration between Tree New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico State Forestry, Southwest Tree Specialists, Apache Corporation, local tree growers, neighborhood leaders, and local landscape architects to enhance our urban forest by organizing community-driven tree planting events. 

Bernalillo County

The County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. 

The Nature Conservancy

Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners.