project goes live and the new agronomic season has opened, with the planting of
over 114 thousand plants in the Metropolitan City, about 28 thousand of which
in the Municipality of Milan, which has thus exceeded 500,000 trees.
the forestry campaign in the Municipality of Milan and in the Metropolitan
City, is going on, despite the inevitable current difficulties related to the
pandemic, and it aims at the ambitious goal of planting 3 million trees by 2030
in the entire territory.
27,721 plants, of
which 20,120 trees and 7,621 shrubs: these are the numbers of the planting plan
for the city of Milan during the agronomic season, which also includes trees to
replace all those that have been cut down because of sickness or that have fallen
due to bad weather.
just a tree is a gesture of faith in tomorrow - comments the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala - it is an
investment in the future of our neighborhoods, our municipalities and our
Country. The start of the new agronomic season and 'ForestaMi' acquire an even
deeper value in this period of medical emergency. Thanks also to the support of
private and individual citizens, they tell the importance of urban forestry in
the sustainability path that Milan has undertaken for some time to improve the
environmental quality. It is not only about increasing green spaces, but also
about contributing to build and spread a common and shared environmental
awareness: a commitment that Milan has made its own ".
Stefano Boeri, President of the Scientific Committee of
"ForestaMi": "The real challenge today is linked to urban forestry, which
presents itself more than ever as a basic need: the woods around cities, and
continuous systems of important trees inside them, clean the air by absorbing fine
dust, shade the public areas avoiding excessive heating, reduce CO2. But not
only: trees improve the quality of life and of public health”.