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- Date: 09/07/2019
- Location: Downtown
CityTrees was been awarded a $42,300 grant to plant and maintain 129 trees to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. The award is provided by Cal Fire’s Social Equity Grant Improvement Program and is distributed by California ReLeaf.
Fifty-eight trees will be planted on six high school campuses, in partnership with the Sequoia Union High School District, and 71 trees will be planted in a designated disadvantaged community (DAC) in partnership with Redwood City's Public Works Services Deparment. CityTrees will also provide educational seminars describing the importance of tree care and maintenance. High school students will benefit from an annual seminar and side by side participation at planting and pruning events.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, this project is expected to reduce fossil fuel based energy use, reduce urban heat, and restore wildlife habitat.
CityTrees Board President, Simms Duncan says, “During their lives, these new trees will remove over 500 tons of greenhouse gases from the environment while transforming concrete landscapes and beautifying the city and surrounding communities. We invite all community members to come out and join our work.”
To volunteer at plantings on this project, please sign up at https://signup.com/go/ZTAZsZi.