Mayor kicks off urban canopy project with tree planting ceremony

Mayor kicks off urban canopy project with tree planting ceremony
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mayor Kirk Caldwell and members of Trees for Honolulu's Future teamed up Thursday to plant a tree on the Ala Wai Golf Course as part of Caldwell's urban canopy initiative.

The tree planting ceremony was to commemorate the beginning of a project to plant 100,000 new trees in Oahu's urban areas by 2025. Caldwell's ultimate goal is to create a canopy that covers 35 percent of Honolulu by 2035.

Next week, Trees for Honolulu's Future will be holding a press conference near at the Alwa Wai Golf Course clubhouse on March 9 about growing out Oahu's 'urban forest'.

The talk will touch on the successes of urban forestry programs worldwide and what Honolulu can do to adopt those practices.

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