Michigan awarded $33 million for trees


The U.S. Forest Service is visiting cities around the country to talk about a billion dollars being awarded.

And, Michigan is getting 33 million dollars of that. According to Bridge Michigan, though, there is concern about whether neighborhoods getting the trees will have any say in what’s planted and where.

According to the Sierra Club, communities with more trees are not just more beautiful, but they are safer, as trees help mitigate climate change-fueled heat waves. While a billion dollars for trees sounds like a lot of money, it is really just the beginning of an effort to reforest urban areas.

Many have raised concerns about the care for the trees, indicating that trees in their neighborhood had not previously been well cared for, now causing a financial and personal threat.

So, Michigan residents are calling for better action, and a state official says Michigan is working on the issue.

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