Beautifying Walltown & Guthrie- Pilot
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.
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.
Trees are located along Lancaster St., W. Club Blvd., Onslow St., Clarendon St., Englewood Ave., W. Knox St., & Guthrie Ave. in Durham, NC.
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 2016Project created
Keep Durham Beautiful created the Walltown project.
Fall 2016Planting location found
Keep Durham Beautiful identified planting sites.
Fall 2016Site prepared for planting
The site has been prepared and is ready for tree planting.
January 2017Planting event
All trees have been planted for Walltown.
1st inventory completed
Trees will be inventoried 30 days after planting date.
Carbon credits will then be ready to accept supporters.
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.