The Mayor of Nashville launched a campaign in October 2018 to plant and care for 500,000 trees across Nashville by 2050. Julie Berbiglia learns about the collaboration behind this effort with various non-profits, government agencies, private companies, philanthropic partners, volunteers, and citizens. The campaign is designed to increase the city’s tree canopy and create a more equitable distribution of the health and sustainability benefits of urban trees across all neighborhoods.
A single, 10 foot maple tree intercepts over 1,500 gallons of storm water per year.
Trees planted near buildings can help keep them cooler in teh summer and warmer in the winter.
Julie is Metro Water Services’ Education Specialist. She is happiest when mucking about in the soil. She revels in community gardening projects, frugal gardening practices, organic growing methods, and clever solutions to landscape challenges