Hmmm, yes, but what should we do to help?

Here’s a link http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=221570 to an article in the Medill Journalism School website. I’m not sure we needed a gigantic study to know that black populations live where there are few trees. The article quotes a representative from Chicago’s Friends of the Parks and I have NO IDEA what that representative meant (if you figure it out, please comment). Anyway, this article makes me think that when nurseries donate trees to communities at the end of the summer season, perhaps instead of donating them to wealthier communities like the one I live in, they should donate them to tree-less communities. This makes me wonder how many nurseries donate trees at all, and where they are going. Does the IL Nurserymen’s Association know? If not, who does? If you are a nursery, do you donate? Do you have a nice story to tell us or a story about why you do not donate trees?##

Posted on by weedpatchgazette in Conservation and Ecology, Plants, Social Impact of Horticulture

One Response to Hmmm, yes, but what should we do to help?

  1. Sandra Anselmo

    I sure hope at least ONE Nursery in Il. or Wi. or wherever donates some trees to communities that could really use some GREEN!!! May it be so!

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