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Cape Coral Nonprofit Plants Trees to Offset Deforestation, Development

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Human beings have removed trillions of trees from the earth through deforestation and development over the centuries. And one local nonprofit called OneTree.org wants to pay back that debt by planting one tree at a time.

They’ve already started in Lee County where they’ve planted thousands of trees on vast flat tracts of land along busy roadways. The nonprofit is also offering a unique opportunity for the public to get involved by becoming a namesake sponsor of a tree or group of trees. 

Today in the studio, we talk with co-founders Wilson Revehl and Russ Ringland about this new organization and their drive to replace the billions of trees mowed down around the world every year. 

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.
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