Trees are vital to the well-being of people who live in cities. Trees help purify the air they breathe and water they drink. They also cool homes, which reduces heat-related illnesses and energy use. And they capture and store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change.
But in many cities, particularly the low-income neighborhoods, trees are sparse. People living there don’t benefit from the power of trees.
The Residential Energy and Economic Savings (TREES) Act (H.R. 5615) and The Tackling Residential Energy burdens Efficiently (TREE) Act (S. 4038) will help homeowners plant tens of thousands of trees across the country. The emphasis will be trees in low-income neighborhoods.
Please ask your member of Congress to cosponsor this important bipartisan legislation.