Beautifying Walltown & Guthrie- Pilot

 Durham, NC 27705
Environmental Justice The project supports environmental justice. Volunteer Support Volunteer opportunities are available for this project. Pilot Project This is one of the first community projects piloted in early 2017.

Keep Durham Beautiful planted 66 trees in Walltown and Walltown on MLK day. Local to its campus, the project trees around Durham are helping eliminate Duke University's carbon emissions.

Project Owner

Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer organization working in partnership with the City of Durham’s General Services Department and the County of Durham to bring private businesses, citizens and community organizations together to conserve and enhance the appearance and environment of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects and educational activities.


Walltown is located in the heart of Durham, with a population of just over 2,000 residents according to the 2010 U.S. census. Guthrie is located to the east of Durham, NC.

Planting Site

Trees are located along Lancaster St., W. Club Blvd., Onslow St., Clarendon St., Englewood Ave., W. Knox St., & Guthrie Ave. in Durham, NC.

More about this project...

This project serves as a proof of concept for the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative's Urban Forestry Carbon Offset Protocol and is one of the first community-based carbon projects in the country.

  • Summer 2016
    Project created

    Keep Durham Beautiful created the Walltown project.

  • Fall 2016
    Planting location found

    Keep Durham Beautiful identified planting sites.

  • Fall 2016
    Site prepared for planting

    The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.

  • January 2017
    Planting event

    All trees have been planted for Walltown.

  • 1st inventory completed

    Trees will be inventoried 30 days after planting date.

  • Project registered

    Carbon credits will then be ready to accept supporters.

  • New Supporter

    Duke University will be supporting this project.

  • 2nd inventory completed

    The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.

  • 1st peer verification started

    Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date.

  • Submitted and Finalized

    The review will then be submitted.

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