Photograph volunteer and staff planting urban trees at a previously depaved site. Images needed of tree planting and of speakers during a brief press announcement.
Urban trees are now understood to be a central part of a Green City and they provide a range of benefits. Trees improve our urban spaces by:
- Beautifying neighborhoods
- Cleaning the air
- Reducing polluted runoff
- Providing shade and habitat for people and wildlife.
In the summer, shadier streets also means lower neighborhood temperatures, which can lessen the impacts of heat stress, and reduce the air pollution that increases asthma rates.
Trees at Holy Rosary will make an immediate impact. Air and noise pollution from I5 will be reduced and trees will bring nature into the student’s lives.
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