Reforesting Mount Pleasant and Isabella County
Trees NOW Isabella is operating as a Project Partner of the United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties.
Our next planting, will be at the Isabella Commission on Aging on October 16, 2021.
We will plant 20 trees, thanks to the
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From numerous studies we know that there are many economic and health benefits to dramatically increasing the population of trees in both urban and rural environments; see for example: Alliance for Community Trees documentation at www.ACTrees.org.
Also, there is little doubt that increased carbon capture is another benefit of planting more trees in a habitat that was originally forested. Nia Becker (District Forester of Clare-Gladwin) recently calculated for us that the tree canopy in Mount Pleasant is no more than around 22% – a huge reduction from when the city was first settled.
Trees NOW Isabella was co-founded by
James H. Hageman, PhD Central Michigan University VP Res./Graduate Dean, Retired Professor Emeritus, New Mexico State University and David Alm, PhD Lecturer, Department of Biology Central Michigan University