Sustainability Through Urban Tree Planting

Planting native trees in urban communities significantly benefits the environment by reducing air pollutants, improving habitats for wildlife, conserving water, and saving energy. It’s also important for communities to have access to nature for health benefits and opportunities to connect. As part of SCA’s Virtual Earth Month series, learn about the essential role trees play and how to plant them!

Tree Planting 101

In Houston, creating riparian forest buffer is vital for a thriving habitat. Follow along as one of SCA’s crew leaders shows us how to plant native trees in a local park.


SCA’s Calumet Tree Conservation Corps crew plants and maintains trees in Northwest Indiana as part of a larger urban forestry initiative called CommuniTree. Thanks to this important program, the region remains home to a healthy and diverse tree population.



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