Let’s Plant Trees!

 

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Did you know that the simple act of planting a tree triggers a great variety of environmental, social, and community benefits? Trees improve air quality, reduce soil erosion, decrease urban heat, and reduce storm water erosion. Exposure to trees and green spaces has been shown to decrease mental fatigue, lower levels of crime, and improve overall mental health. Trees encourage active living and outside activities by shading park areas and sidewalks, in addition to beautifying our communities!
Join us for a lunch-time Dialog on Trees and Sustainability

Date:  Monday, April 19, 2021
Time:  12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Summary: What is urban forestry? How do trees benefit our community and help mitigate global climate change? Kristina Bezanson, a Lecturer in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at University of Massachusetts Amherst, will cover this and more – including arboriculture and urban forestry career paths! Kristina is a Board Master Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Tree Risk Assessor with the International Society of Arboriculture, as well as a Massachusetts Certified Arborist.
Check out our social media platforms for specific information on why we need more trees in our urban areas (Facebook, Instagram).
Thanks to generous Earth Day donations to Sustainable Claremont we delivered 40 Coast Live Oak tree saplings to classrooms and members of the community in and around Claremont which will be planted on their own properties.
Don’t have a place for a tree? We can plant a tree for you! Donate to our Plant-A-Tree program and we’ll plant a larger, 15-gallon tree somewhere in our regional network that has requested one. Click HERE for more information.
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