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Gwtarverjr

27 neighbors want trees along streets, highways and residential areas, and youth interns paid to steward them in Downtown Oakland.

Oakland could be greener; youth could get civic science training and green jobs while contributing positively to community rejuvenation and improvement; and Oakland could have better air quality and be more beautiful.

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Eddie A Tejeda
Victoria Bogdan
KLH
Elaine Hsieh
Jamie Dunbar
Bharat
Dan Woloz
Mike Linksvayer
Alisha "the Explorer" Forrester Scott
Oakmarie
Anna Acquistapace
Sanja Curgus
L.Small
Adrienne
Rachel Grossman
Ted Curran
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andrew danish

We desperately need a FUF in Oakland. (Friends of the Urban Forest)

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Posted Aug 12, 2016
Dan
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Aug 12, 2016

Amen to that.

Posted by Dan on Aug 12, 2016
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Dan

"After all, in an era of overwhelming need for urban infrastructure improvements, trees offer cities some of the best bang for their buck. Trees remove carbon dioxide, filter air pollution, and produce oxygen. They absorb rainwater, UV radiation, and noise. They slow down traffic, improve property values, and reduce human stress and mental fatigue. And they provide shade, which means we have to use less energy to cool down."

www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016...

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What Are Trees Worth to Cities?

Meet the scientist putting a dollar value on America's urban forests.  

www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016...

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Posted Apr 25, 2016
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Dan

Thanks for dropping the ecological knowledge Alisha!

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Posted Aug 16, 2012
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Alisha "the Explorer" Forrester Scott

While we are planting trees, we might ban and prevent future usage of neurotoxic insecticide chemicals that poison water aquifers. Also, to be efficient, when we are doing earth planting work, we should consider trans/planting "bee friendly" varieties that will help pollinators to overcome their Colony Collapse Disorder challenges. This would give youth the opportunity to learn about the insects (bees!) that are responsible for pollinating our major food sources like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and spices.

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Posted Aug 15, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

United Roots Oakland looks like a pretty sweet organization:

unitedrootsoakland.org/

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Posted Jul 31, 2012
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