“…Last month the city Environmental Protection Board approved a $103,000 proposal from Greenscape and Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida for a citywide tree survey. The measure must be approved by the City Council, which could take three or four months.
‘The biggest reason to do this is that it creates a baseline,’ said John November, executive director of Public Trust. ‘It gives us data about where trees are and what could be planted. This will help the city make sound strategic decisions about where to plant trees that will have the greatest impact’…”
Calculate how much a tree saves you using the National Tree Benefit Calculator:
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— Lilla Ross, Resident Community News, Inc.
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