$2.2m project will fund 500 trees for ‘disadvantaged’ neighborhoods in Manchester, N.H.

For those on the ground, the project will address disparities they’ve long observed. Arnold Mikolo is an environmental justice advocate with the Conservation Law Foundation, an environmental advocacy group partnering with the city on the tree planting project.

He’s been speaking with residents to gather their feedback and concerns about environmental issues in the center city communities.

“One of the main things they said was, ‘This neighborhood is really hot,’” Mikolo said.

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