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Annual rain & native food forest plantings another success in 2024

Our 28th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a fifth year here in Tucson, Arizona. But as both neighborhoods […]

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Working with the City of Tucson to get, and improve, ADA-accessible ramps for our neighborhood’s public paths

The City of Tucson is currently installing and upgrading ADA-accessible ramps where sidewalks intersect neighborhood intersections along bicycle boulevards. (The Dunbar/Spring neighborhood has a bicycle boulevard running along University Blvd […]

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Pruning to regain access of our neighborhood’s shaded public walkways

Summer 2023 Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters volunteers spent a combined 80 hours in late May, June and early July pruning vegetation along our neighborhood’s street-side public paths in the public rights-of-ways […]

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Striving to get more water-harvesting traffic-calming planted with native food forest plantings in the neighborhood

As per the City of Tucson’s process to request traffic calming, Brad Lancaster, of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters met with Jesse Soto (jesse.soto@tucsonaz.gov) of the City of Tucson transportation department […]

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Map of the growing Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Forest public water harvesting

Download and/or view a high-resolution 2023 version of the map Then zoom in to see the details. Compare the 2023 version of the map to the originally released 2022 version […]

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Annual rain & native food forest plantings another success in 2023

Our 27th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a fourth year here in Tucson, Arizona. But as both neighborhoods […]

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Silted-in street-runoff-harvesting basins rehabilitated & renewed

The Dunbar Spring Neighborhood Foresters teamed up with youth volunteers from Ironwood Tree Experience this February to rehabilitate and renew street-runoff harvesting basins that had been built in 2010 (by […]

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Time to enjoy and support our native wildflowers

This is turning out to be a great native wildflower year out in the wild (beautiful at Picacho Peak Park right now) and here in the neighborhood where folks sowed […]

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Stewarding, not killing, volunteer plants—to reforest a section of neighborhood for free

“Maintenance” often keeps sections of our communities treeless and lifeless when beneficial volunteer plants are weeded out. But if we hone our plant identification skills, we can instead learn to […]

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Neighborhood Foresters clean up, plant, and steward neighborhood water-harvesting, traffic-calming green infrastructure

Big thanks to the nine Dunbar Spring Neighborhood Foresters volunteers that helped prune, weed, clean up, and plant this water-harvesting traffic-calming chicane October 15, 2022 in the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood, and […]