Ep: 096 - Controversy in Conservation: Non-Native Species vs. Habitat Restoration
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On this week’s episode of Environmentally Speaking our hosts Marisa and Clarice dive into the topic of tree planting and the opportunity for homeowners in Rhode Island to receive free trees. They discuss the benefits of smartly planted trees, including managing storm runoff and improving air quality. However, the conversation takes an interesting turn as Marisa shares her passionate opinion about cutting down trees and the importance of preserving their habitat. The controversy deepens when they discover that the free trees being offered are actually non-native species, leading to a discussion on the balance between biodiversity and ease of planting. Tune in as they explore the details of this program and the challenge of finding more information about how to obtain these free trees. Don't miss this thought-provoking episode of Environmentally Speaking.

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