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Trees Have Powerful Needs & Wants: The Hidden Life of Trees

Whatcom Million Trees Project and the Pickford Film Center will show The Hidden Life of Trees as part of City of Bellingham’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. On September 22 and 25 as in-person showings at the Pickford Film Center, or via virtual streaming on your home screen any time during that same week, … Read more

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How to Increase Urban Trees in Bellingham: Lessons Learned From Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees is a nearby, outstanding example of how planting more urban trees can positively impact our communities. Expanding urban trees is an important complement to reforestation projects if we are to successfully face the climate crisis and build community resilience. As summer heats up, I am relieved by the shade of alders and … Read more

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Reforestation: From Obscurity to Climate Crisis Superhero?

In this blog post, we’ll answer a question that frequently comes up: “Will reforestation solve the climate crisis?” In other words, can reforestation be our #1 Climate Crisis superhero? We’re asked that all the time when we introduce ourselves to individuals, groups, and businesses in Whatcom County. As are many other tree-planting nonprofits on the … Read more

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Even in Whatcom County There’s a Strange 40% Factor

Hello! We’ve nurtured the soil, watered our seeds, spread some roots, and now have a first Whatcom Million Trees Project sprout poking above the ground — right here in Whatcom County! Metaphorically, speaking, that is. We’re sprouting now here in Whatcom County because we’ve been busy dotting i’s and crossing t’s over the past few … Read more