Researchers found that approximately 1 in 4 lives lost to extreme heat could be saved in Los Angeles if the county planted more trees and utilized more reflective surfaces.

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Moved into a house that is almost completely shaded by trees. The back rooms of the house don’t need air con to be comfortable unless it’s mug as a fug. Or like 115°. Yes the branches fall on the roof and have to be dragged off. Yes there are tiny little twigs, and acorns all over. Yes the shade and retained moisture creates a gross green slime on the back side of the house. All worth it. And nature is literally at the window. Every morning. Sitting there inches away, eating seeds and tormenting our cats.


The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is right now. (Although any time in the middle probably would have been good too).


Extreme heat could be solved in cities just by avoiding car centric architecture.


Question: given California’s on going drought conditions, what would appropriate trees to plant?


If everyone in LA planted their fiddle leaf figs outside this could be done in a day.