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Our Forests Aren’t Fuel

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City As an admitted arborophile, I’m happy to see that tree-planting crews from the New York City Parks Department are kicking their efforts into high gear as winter approaches, planting saplings that can turn barren urban streets into cool, leafy corridors. Intuitively, we all know that trees are transformative. A single tree can change a neighborhood. But when we walk along a treeless city street, it’s easy to forget what we don’t see. So much of what trees do is invisible. I recently saw an inspiring visualization of the Amazon rainforest that helped bring it home to me. Trees and forests are the lungs that soak up carbon, the heart that pumps out… Read More