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The unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees
« on: December 08, 2021, 10:22:24 AM »
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A guest editorial highlighting the unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees by Codey Stout at Treetriage.com.


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-unsurprising-link-between-redlining-and-shade-trees/
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Re: The unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 12:09:46 PM »
This program needs more publicity -
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Would you like a tree planted in the right-of-way in front of your home? If so, the City of Jacksonville will do just that! Simply call 630-CITY and request a tree and you will be contacted by one of the city’s arborists. The funding comes from the city’s tree fund and the trees are planted at no cost to you, all we ask is that you water it and enjoy.
https://www.coj.net/departments/public-works/urban-forestry/news/630-city-tree-planting-program

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Re: The unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 04:33:58 PM »
Interesting article. I've organized a lot of tree plantings in Springfield over the last decade, and have broached the topic in the Eastside neighborhood more recently, as well.

I've found that many lower income property owners are not interested in having trees planted in front of their homes, because of on-going maintenance obligations and fear of future damage to their property. It's seen as a burden to care for, rather than an asset. A LOT of community education is needed when prepping a lower income area for a tree planting effort.

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Re: The unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 09:21:31 PM »
The communities lacking trees are in a prime position to capitalize on solar energy. Is there a chance to right past wrongs by turning a deficit into an asset? Seems to check a lot of the boxes for both environmentalism and social justice if that conversion is subsidized. And no urban " deforestation" need be done to enable it.

Shade trees are a great goal, but take time.

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Re: The unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 11:53:35 PM »
Shade trees are a great goal, but take time.

God bless the Drake Elm and Red Maple. Urban shade trees in a (relative) hurry.

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Re: The unsurprising link between redlining and shade trees
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2021, 09:45:51 AM »
Shade trees are a great goal, but take time.
God bless the Drake Elm and Red Maple. Urban shade trees in a (relative) hurry.

Drake Elms are beautiful, but they do take a lot of work.  They shed leaves, flowers, and seeds throughout the year and can be invasive due to their extensive seed disbursement.