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Afforestation (Tree Planting) Campaign

The County leads a process to identify all available land for reforestation or new tree planting and coordinate an extensive planting effort.

Jurisdiction (Who can make the decision?)
City/town councils

Equity considerations

Scale of Greenhouse Gas reductions


Cost considerations

Where it has been tried
Local example: TBD

Other examples: TBD

Imagine it:
Volunteer and paid youth crews began planting on public land in partnership with various public agencies and non-profits. The County uses local dollars to leverage state funds to provide forestation grants to private landowners. Crews plants over 3 million trees across more than 10,000 acres over three years. A backyard tree planting campaign adds another 50,000 trees and the county's nine towns and cities plant 500,000 new trees along 5,000 streets.


More policies coming soon...

What are your Farms & Forests policy ideas?  

Share your policy ideas by submitting a comment using the form below. Please try to suggest policies that: 1) can be implemented at the local level; 2) have potential greenhouse gas emission reductions; and 3) benefit all community members, with priority given to the most vulnerable among us. You are also welcome to submit your policy idea in our brief policy submission form.