Plant tree in front yard

Front yard tree

Plant a tree in your front yard

A recently published study conducted by scientists from the U.S.-based Nature Conservancy, along with 15 other institutions worldwide (Griscom et al., 2017), concluded that the most cost-effective climate change mitigation strategy is “planting more trees in all landscapes.” This is something that those of us with a front or backyard could easily do.

Planting more trees around your home will also clean up the air that you and your family breathes.

When looking for trees to plant, try to buy a native species and aim to buy from local, small businesses to support your community rather than a big box store from some conglomerate.

Better still, try to find a local conservation non-profit who sells trees and that way your money goes towards their conservation programs.

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