Currently — January 4th, 2023
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“The City of Trees Challenge aims to plant 100,000 trees as a response to worsening heat islands around the city.
While the world clamors about climate change, in 2020 Boise sprouted a cooperative grassroots program that’s working directly to spread a city- and statewide canopy of trees to help beat that egregious heat, improve air quality, even enrich mental health and well-being via the psychological benefits of vegetation.
The City of Trees Challenge is a coalition that brings together the City of Boise, Treasure Valley Canopy Network and Nature Conservancy Idaho to lead “a new movement for community recovery and climate resiliency.”
Broadly, the coalition hopes to rally the citizens of Boise over the ensuing decade to plant one tree for every household in the city—some 100,000 trees—while challenging the community to sponsor one seedling for every person citywide.
That’s approximately 235,000 forest trees to be planted across Idaho.”
Read more from the story we shared today from Don Campbell originally published in Columbia Insight.
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