Making the Case for Trees and Obesity Prevention in Low-income California Communities

CalFIRE will be working in alignment with the Project Connect Program within the Institute for Population Health Improvement to feature tree planting as the community environmental change component. Participants living in 2-4 low-income neighborhoods in Sacramento and Yolo counties will be encouraged to plant a total of 300 5-gallon trees on private and public lands. Participants will help identify specific sites (e.g., homes of friends and families, community parks, etc.) and desired trees (including food-bearing and shade species), take part in the planting process, then receive stewardship training.