Greening The City
Trees do a lot for a city. Beyond their beauty, they’ve been shown to increase property values, reduce crime, and new research shows they can even enhance your brain power. As a result of these findings, the city of Boston has pledged to plant 100,000 trees before 2020, but progress is slow — it turns out planting trees is more expensive and controversial than anyone anticipated. We ask two environmental experts how to jumpstart the project.
Jeremy Dick, Director of Property and Horticulture at the Boston Natural Areas Network
Tim De Chant, environmental journalist and author of the blog Per Square Mile