The New York Times on LA City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich, Shade and Equity

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This week, the New York Times wrote, "They say the sun has always been the draw of Los Angeles, but these days, shade is increasingly seen as a precious commodity, as the crises of climate change and inequality converge. Now, city officials, rather than selling sunshine as Los Angeles’s singular attraction, are treating it as a growing crisis." One solution: plant more trees. City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich is trying to bring shade to the city’s underserved communities, particularly in South Los Angeles and East Los Angeles, by planting more trees. “These communities should have access to the same resources other communities have,” she said. “I don’t want a bunch of small trees. We need to find spaces for big trees,” she told the New York Times. Read the full article here