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Tree by Tree: The Mile High Million

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The Mile High Million

During his 2006 annual State of the City address, Mayor John Hickenlooper announced an ambitious tree planting program, with a goal of adding one million new trees in the metropolitan Denver area by the year 2025 called Tree by Tree- The Mile High Million.

Why Trees?

Trees facilitate sustainability by improving the quality of our natural surroundings.

Numerous studies have shown that trees help reduce greenhouse gases that cause global warming, control erosion, prevent water runoff, and provide natural cooling to buildings and pavement. Trees also yield economic benefits such as lower energy bills, reduced noise, and higher property values; and social benefits such as higher test scores and faster hospital recovery times. And they add beauty to our neighborhoods.

Join Us!

We can each make an investment in - and a commitment to - the future. Every tree planted will contribute to the success of The Mile High Million and assist in improving the city's overall environment. The public is encouraged to participate in this campaign by planting trees and informing the city of tree plantings and volunteering time to tree planting organizations.

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Date last revised: 01/05/2010