“Roads depreciate, trees increase in value”: Trees Please on CityNews
Our interim chair, Erna Buffie, was included in a terrific piece on CityNews about the need for better tree care and more trees in our city. U of M Conservation Biology Professor Dr. Nicola Koper and Jacob Sawchyn, a natural resource management grad student who is studying the effects of tree loss on urban wildlife, are also included in this article & video. Check it out! Winnipeg group calling for more trees around the city (August 9, 2022)
As Winnipeg continues to work on its urban forest strategy, one group in the city is highlighting some of the unseen benefits of having greenery in city centres.
“Roads depreciate, trees increase in value,” said Erna Buffie, interim chair, Trees Please Coalition Winnipeg. “Every time we wipe out an intact forest, we increase the stress of every other green area in the city.”
Buffie says more trees, and better-maintained trees, are an urgent matter that needs to be addressed in Winnipeg.