What makes planting trees better? When they’re free.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is committed to planting more trees to increase the city’s tree canopy, pledging $1 million to add 10,000 trees over three years.
In an extra effort to reach this goal, the City is giving away 2,000 free trees this fall. The Canopy Cover KC project opened a waiting list for residents to sign up for notifications when the trees become available. Exact dates are TBD, but this is the first time tree planting will occur on private property with city-funded support.
These efforts have come to life thanks to the Parks and Recreation and Neighborhood Services departments, as well as measures like KC’s Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance and the Kansas City Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.