Sunday, April 7, 2013

Growing Urban Forests

One tree at a time.  That's how one nonprofit, Add A Tree,  figures to build more urban forests.

We believe that by taking one tree, and adding a tree, and adding a tree, that we can end up making a whole lot of difference.  This is because trees provide a range of critical life-supporting environmental services such as creating oxygen, air and soil cleansing, shading and cooling, habitat creation, and storm water management.  Moreover, there is increasingly hard data on the important role urban trees play in stress alleviation, the reduction of crime and general community building/sense of place.  In a nutshell, what trees provide us are critical building blocks for creating healthy, livable cities, note the website.

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