Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the city has received 25 out of the total 75 expected trees to replace old and rotted ones. In the coming weeks, residents can expect the Department of Public Works to be replacing dead and rotted trees throughout the city. This is part of Everett’s partnership with the Tree City USA program to make the city an eco-friendlier community.
More trees planted throughout the city will provide many benefits to the community. Cities are getting hotter as the climate gets warmer, and more planted trees will help cool rising temperatures in an urban city like Everett. Trees will also produce and improve oxygen levels and help cleanse our air from toxic pollutants. Having healthy trees placed throughout the city is a good way of reducing both stress and anxiety.