The Treasure Valley Municipal Parks Planting Project is a partnership between the Treasure Valley Canopy Network (Network) and cities of Boise, Nampa and Meridian. This project will plant approximately 600 trees in 6 municipal parks throughout the Treasure Valley.
The Cities of Boise, Nampa and Meridian are at the heart of Idaho’s Treasure Valley, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. As our region grows, its cities are committed to building healthy and vibrant public spaces for all citizens to enjoy.
The trees planted in these parks will provide residents of various socioeconomic categories with recreational opportunities resulting in healthier environments and people. Over the next 25 years, these trees will provide over $360,000 in ecosystem services that will benefit our region’s environment and its citizens. Over the next 50 years, the trees could provide almost $700,000 in rainfall interception, energy savings, air quality improvements, and storage of CO2.
This project is the first pilot in the Treasure Valley City Forest Credits Program, administered by the Treasure Valley Canopy Network. As the Network continues to build collaborative partners and planting projects, we anticipate many more opportunities for financial support of our regional City Forest Credits Program.
The Network is soliciting a project sponsor interested in purchasing over 1,300 City Forest Carbon+ Credits valued at approximately $50,000. Funds generated from this project will be used to support future municipal tree planting projects throughout the Treasure Valley.