Friends of Trees


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Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Friends of Trees

Portland prides itself on being a tree city but in fact in recent years Portland's tree canopy has actually shrunk. Friends of Trees, a nonprofit organization that addresses inequities in the urban canopy by planting trees with community involvement, has been working for years to increase the city's tree canopy and ensure that sufficient trees are planted in the neighborhoods that need them the most.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Yashar Vasef, executive director of Friends of Trees, about the benefits provided by protecting our urban canopy: absorbing carbon and fighting climate change, keeping us cool, producing oxygen and helping us stay healthy

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