Risk-informed restoration and ecological analysis is critical for successful nature-based solutions for resilience projects. Identifying the areas where nature-based solutions can provide a substantive reduction of climate and disaster risks is important, as not every restoration project can produce the intended benefits and be considered a nature-based solution for resilience. It is also equally important to carefully consider the species that are selected, based on which possible vegetation options will best reduce risks along with their required growth conditions, potential negative ecosystem services, and impacts, opportunities for biodiversity enhancement. Digital disruptive technology is critical for successful community-based nature-based solutions. Utilizing new digital technologies that could be used by community participants provided a way for the project to track tree planting and growing, establishing micropayment incentives for tree growers and creating a credible system for managing the tree impact tokens available for purchase to finance additional tree planting. Pilot tree canopy mapping performed as part of the project enhances digital tracking methodologies that will support future urban forest management and community-based tree planting and results reporting. Finally, the use of the spatial tagging of trees has been key in creating a tree inventory, which can be used to inform decision-making.