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Local foresters use trees to combat extreme heat in Denver’s historically underserved neighborhoods (Rocky Mountain PBS)

Denver City Forester Mike Swanson recently spoke with Rocky Mountain PBS on how the lack of trees in certain areas of Denver has resulted in the creation of heat islands. Heat islands are urbanized areas that experience higher temperatures than outlying areas.

How does Denver’s Office of the City Forester plan to combat the heat? By planting trees, of course. 

Learn more here.