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1,000 New Trees Coming to Santa Clara County Schools

Part of 3 year pilot program, 1,000 new trees will be planted every year to help turn cities from gray to green
By - posted 5/4/2022 No Comment

Santa Clara County’s Office of Sustainability and the Office of Education are partnering together to plant 1,000 trees that will put roots in the ground at school campuses and surrounding neighborhoods throughout the county — designed to encourage an early sense of environmental stewardship among students.

The first 27 saplings were planted Friday at the South County Annex in Gilroy, an educational campus that is located in a neighborhood that largely lacks in trees. The program for which the two county departments are partnering is performed in conjunction with Our City Forest, which conducts the planting of the trees and the training of tree stewards to ensure the new trees are properly tended to.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a three-year pilot program in 2020 with a goal of planting and maintaining 1,000 trees every year. Planting began in the fall of 2020, with over 1,300 trees now in place.

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