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Planning 101 Blog: What Climate Change Could Mean for Your Town’s Trees

Climate change is threatening many communities of Greater Boston and will only worsen over the course of the rest of the century if we don’t quickly accelerate our mitigation efforts. According to Climate Ready Boston, average temperatures, extreme precipitation events, and sea level rise will continue to increase over time. Climate change models make it clear that the ecosystems and weather patterns of Boston will change, and city and town officials need to adapt to those changes.

Read more about what foresters, tree wardens, and gardeners should be thinking about on Planning 101, MAPC’s blog covering topics ranging from public health to equity to local government, and everything in between.