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Report: San Diego falling short on tree-planting goals

A hot October sun shines through palm trees in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego, Oct. 3, 2020.
KPBS Staff
A hot October sun shines through palm trees in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego, Oct. 3, 2020.

Among San Diego’s many ambitious climate action goals, is to double the city’s tree canopy by 2030.

However, a recent report from Voice of San Diego details how far away the city is from their goal.

In 2015 the city had a goal to grow the tree canopy by 13-15% by 2020. Now, virtually no progress has been made as the overage canopy remains at 13%.

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In some areas like Barrio Logan, tree canopy coverage sits at barely 1%

Emily Busam, a WELL-accredited professional who focuses on health in urban environments, joined Midday Edition on Tuesday with more on the implications of San Diego's lagging tree-planting goals.

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