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Tree Plantings Enabled by Operation Viridis Since 2022

Number of tree plantings equals the number of unique referrals provided by Operation Viridis to the City of Chicago's Bureau of Forestry tree request program.  Most tree plantings happen 6 to 12 months after a request is received


2024 GOAL: Operation Viridis will Expand its Target to 5,000 Cumulative Plantings, and will Lobby Brandon Johnson (the Recently Elected Mayor of Chicago) to Increase the Number of Trees Planted Annually by the City of Chicago from 15,000 to 20,000

2024/2025 GOAL: Operation Viridis will Expand Beyond Chicago, and Partner with Like-Minded Individuals and Organizations to Open Chapters Across Urban America and Beyond

2023 GOAL: Operation Viridis is Targeting  2,000  Plantings from the Highest Priority South and West  Neighborhoods of Chicago that Stand to Benefit the Most From Increased Green Cover

Source: A Sharma et al 2018 Environ. Res. Lett. 13 094011

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