Our current or emerging city document regulating trees is based to some extent on Rancho Palos Verdes. Having visited RPV several times that place always seemed somewhat bleak or sterile to me.
Here are 22 reasons to plant and care for trees or defend a tree’s standing:
Trees help combat climate change, clean the air, provide oxygen, cool the streets and the city, conserve energy save water, help prevent water pollution, help prevent soil erosion, shield us from ultra-violet rays, can provide food, heal the soul, reduce violence, can mark the seasons, create economic opportunities, are teachers and playmates, bring diverse groups of people together, add unity a sense of place, provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife, act as beautiful screens, provide wood, increase property values, increase foot traffic for businesses
The next meeting of our View Restoration Committee is on Monday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
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