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This week 'In Conversation': The importance of trees

 Sun peeks through a lush tree canopy. Buildings are in view behind the trees.
Danielle Kaye
The tree canopy in Louisville is not equitable. In areas with historic disinvestment like the West and South Ends, there can be drastically lower tree cover than in the East End.

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Trees are more than just pretty. They provide a range of environmental, economic, and psychological benefits. They reduce stormwater runoff and improve our physical and mental health.

This week on “In Conversation,” we talked about Tree Week in Louisville, which starts Saturday. We talked with people from TreesLouisville, a local organization dedicated to preserving the city's tree canopy. We also checked in with the city’s Urban Forestry department, and learned how to care for the trees on our own property from a tree maintenance expert. 


Michelle Tyrene Johnson is the lead producer of LPM’s talk shows, and she is also the host and producer of LPM’s podcast Race Unwrapped. Email Michelle at mjohnson@lpm.org.

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