Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change

February 18, 2020

Mike Nichols, Tomas Cardoso and Romeo Gonzales remove a young tree from their truck. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change

Mike Nichols, Tomas Cardoso and Romeo Gonzales remove a young tree from their truck. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Mike Nichols, Tomas Cardoso and Romeo Gonzales remove a young tree from their truck. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change

if they can survive, that is…

by Miriam Wasser
WBUR, January 23, 2020

“Tree survival is especially important in a place like East Boston. The neighborhood has the lowest tree canopy coverage in the city, which means that during the summer, it also has some of the worst hot spots.

Urban heat kills about 600 Americans every year, and sends another 65,000 to the emergency room, according to a recent report from the Urban Land Institute. Climate change is going to make these problems worse, the report’s authors write.”

Read more on this story at WBUR.

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