S5E10 ⁠— If Money Grows on Trees, Where is Urban Forestry Funding? with Jad Daley of American Forests

June 7, 2023

I speak with Jad Daley about accessing the unprecedented $1.5 billion federal investment in urban forestry.

This week, I am joined by Jad Daley, the 40th president and CEO of American Forests, the oldest forest conservation organization in the states, to discuss the unprecedented $1.5 billion federal investment for the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, how the investment will give priority to projects that benefit underserved communities, address extreme heat, and low-canopy populations, and how Jad and the team at American Forests have estimated that the cash influx, combined with matching contributions from funding recipients, could create thousands of jobs and help plant and protect 40 to 50 million trees nationwide. At the end of the episode, we wrap up with Ian Hanou, the founder and CEO of PlanIT Geo, to reflect on what Season 5 has taught us and to discuss what it means for the future of urban forestry.

This podcast episode is brought to you by ⁠⁠⁠PlanIT Geo⁠⁠⁠.