Trees provide a lot more value in a community than most people realize, and sometimes it takes a loss to make them aware. In Cedar Rapids, an August 2020 storm packing 140-mph winds took an estimated 670,000 trees across the city. The community mourned. It took ten months to clean up. Now there’s a plan to replant, it’s called Releaf Cedar Rapids.
It’s an ambitious plan that’s taken community engagement, new ordinances, a commitment to working together, and time. Molly Bolan with Route Fifty has the full story on Cedar Rapids innovative approach.
It matters in Minot because we have our own tree trauma approaching.