Dissemination of an Approach to Integrate Urban Tree Planting into State and Federal Air Quality Improvement Programs (01-DG-11244225-290)
This project was a report on how to integrate urban tree planting and management into a strategy to reduce air pollution.
Two previous National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council grants prepared the groundwork for this project that developed the materials and disseminated our approach on how to integrate urban tree planting and management into a viable strategy to reduce air pollution. The objectives of this project were to create a contact database of governmental air quality management officials, state urban forestry coordinators, and grassroots-type urban forestry activists, develop a color tri-fold brochure on urban forest management and air quality improvement and to disseminate the brochure to all states in the US. The database contained over 400 contacts. Each contact received by mail the brochure. A follow-up phone and email contact was conducted in States with federal ozone non-attainment status to ensure that all parties received and understood the brochure. This contact also allowed us to discuss our efforts and approach with the individuals that could influence the process in each state. We found that a simple mailing of a brochure, even to a targeted audience, was ineffective in raising awareness. The follow-up calling and contact process was invaluable in disseminating our message, and was well received once the contact was made.
The objectives of this project were to:
I. Create a contact database of governmental air quality management officials, state urban forestry coordinators, and grassroots-type urban forestry activists,
2.Develop a color tri-fold brochure on urban forest management and air quality improvement,
3.Disseminate the brochure to all states in the US via mail and
4. Conduct a follow-up phone and email contact process to determine if the brochure was received and read and if the message was understood.
Davey Resource Group
6050 Hicks Road
Naples, NY 14512
USDA Forest Service - NA
11 Campus Blvd, Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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