Smart Trees Pacific (STP) is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the many benefits of trees by provides technical and material resources to best use urban trees as a dynamic resource that will enhance and manage sustainable communities.
Tropical urban forests are the first line of defense from catastrophic storms and inland water runoff that can impact coral reefs and near shore marine ecosystems, they minimize the effects of climate change occurrences such as a sea level rise and coastal erosion, and they are a dramatic and visual backdrop for Hawaii’s economic engine – tourism. STP has extensive knowledge and demonstrated knowledge and skills in Urban Forestry.
STP is seeking opportunities to increase the collective understanding, establishment and maintenance of the urban forest. We believe that using sophisticated technology coupled with sound arboriculture practices will lead to enhanced value and benefits, and an acceptance of trees as an integral component of the green infrastructure.
The Smart Trees Pacific staff and Board have extensive technical and professional, hands-on experience, and are recognized experts in urban forestry capable of:
- Designing and implementing large-scale urban forest management assessments and management plans.
- Designing and conducting tree risk assessments and recommending risk reduction measures.
- Applying state-of-the-art technology to understand and manage the urban forest.
- Conducting landscape planning and complete streets programs.
- Supporting LEED certification.
- Partnering with groups to develop urban forestry research and management plans.
- Developing tools to mitigate the effects of natural disasters on the urban forest.
- Collaborating with or engaging industry leaders and planners in its projects.
- Acting as agents of positive change for community greening.
We work hard to initiate community environmental change through collaborative work:
- Urban Forestry Grants: helping deliver quarterly grants through Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program
- Urban Tree Canopy Assessments: assessing Honolulu’s tree canopy and monitor change in canopy levels
- Citizen Forester Program: engaging volunteers to systematically inventory and map public trees on Oahu
- Restoration Projects: recommend an integrated course of action to restore the native ecosystems
- analyze Honolulu’s street tree resource structure, function, value and management needs
- Urban Forestry Storm Response: Hawaii’s urban forestry emergency operations planning toolkit, providing urban forestry professionals concrete approaches when preparing for natural disasters that impact the urban forest.