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Individuals can help cut carbon by planting a tree


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 1:51pm

Jackie Heyneman and Tim O’Leary

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Jackie Heyneman, left, and Tim O'Leary of Save Our Forest take care of the downtown trees that benefit Fallbrook's climate.

FALLBROOK – Climate change, a worldwide problem, is such a big, complex problem that an individual may wonder, "Is there anything I can do to make a difference?"

A resounding "Yes!" is the answer. If every property owner could find a place to add even one tree to offset pollution through the miraculous process of photosynthesis, which gobbles up pollution every day, it would make a difference.

Trees hugely provide shade that can break up a "heat island" created by the vast amount of asphalt in and around the community, in roads, parking lots, highways, making a huge difference. Cities,...

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